|WikiProject Fungi||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
"Another "humongous fungus" is a specimen of Armillaria bulbosa found at a site near Crystal Falls, Michigan. It covers 0.15 square kilometres (37 acres) and was published in Nature."
Largest Organism in the World Claim
The colony of Armillaria ostoyae in question is not considered one organism, but many. The General Herman tree, a specimen of the Giant Sequoia, is generally considered to be the world's largest organism. MickeyK 22:28, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
- Citation, please? Note that the lead sentence of the BBC story (referenced in the article) explicitly states:
- Researchers in the US have found what is probably the largest living organism on Earth.
- Unless you can find better references that indicate it is not one organism, I support restoring the claim. Thanks!
- hike395 04:14, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Other species in Armillaria are forest pathogens. Is ostoyae? 188.8.131.52 16:10, 19 October 2006 (UTC)