In Yunnan, China, in the forests of Yingpin Moiuntain, mushrooms the size of small boulders strangely thrive. They weigh more than two pounds, and mushroom-picker, Zhao, took his impressive discovery to the local farmers’ market where they created quite a stir (but no stir-fry).

These enormous fungi bear some similarity to the common Mapibao mushroom except for their weight, which sets them apart. As indicated by the video below, these mushrooms are large than a child’s head and no one can explain their unusual size and if this affects their taste and/or intentions.

“I came from Yingpan Mountain. I found them in the primeval forest. I felt weird…I’d never seen such a thing. I showed them to two old men, and they didn’t know them either. “Mushrooms, the size of small boulders…”

The forest holds many secrets and who can say what specific set of environmental circumstances created these mammoth mushrooms. How edible they may be is another story yet to be determined.

One can only wonder:

What if these guys don’t like being ingredients for stir-fry, which is the fate of most mushrooms found in China?


These fungi can fight back!


Check out these mushrooms below:





M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry ( feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.