KUNMING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A 0.7-meter tall mushroom with a diameter of 1.5 meters and perimeter of 4.1 meters was found by a villager in Jianshui County in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Wang Fengying said she found the fungus under a cluster of wild roses on Friday morning when she went up a mountain to look for wild mushrooms.
"It is moisture-rich and looks milky white on the front," Wang said, adding that it takes three people with outstretched arms to form a circle around the mushroom.
From afar, the fungus looked like a small hill. Local villagers have fenced it with a shade net and opened an umbrella for it.
"Judging from pictures, I think the mushroom is a Tricholoma," said Hua Rong, an expert at the Kunming Institute of Edible Fungi.
Tricholoma is a kind of large fungus which is found mainly in tropical areas. Edible and nutritious, it tastes slightly sweet and delicious, Hua added.