Talk:Armillaria solidipes

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Big Nature![edit]

"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."

That must have been an extra-large edition of the journal and/or a very intelligent fungus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:21, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Largest Organism in the World Claim[edit]

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? 16:10, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


They are so great... how tall are they? Undead Herle King (talk) 06:30, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Incorrect size?[edit]

This page says the biggest found was 8.4 square kilometers, but says that is 3.4 square miles. But using the conversion tool with Google, it says 8.4 km is 5.2 miles. Im not willing to change it myself because i have trouble with math and may have done something very wrong, but will do so in a bit if no one corrects me by then. (talk) 06:09, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, 8.4 km is 5.2 miles in length, but not squared miles which is a surface unit: one squared mile is almost 2.6 km². Bu193 (talk) 11:30, 17 November 2015 (UTC)