Huge Mushroom Might Be One Of The World's Largest (VIDEO)

07/29/2013 01:53 pm ET

Is this one of the biggest mushroom in the world? A gargantuan fungus weighing more than 33 pounds and measuring 36 inches in diameter was recently discovered in Puxiong, a town in China's Yunnan province.

For comparison's sake, the average human head weighs eight pounds and measures 21.6 inches in diameter.

The mushroom has more than 100 caps attached to a thick stem and is gray in color. It's still unclear at this point what type of mushroom it is -- or if it's poisonous.

Although some locals believe the fungus might warrant a visit from Guinness World Records, the world's largest living organism is actually a fungus in Oregon's Malheur National Forest that's roughly 2,400 years old and spread out over 2,200 acres. That's a tough act to follow.

Still, the Puxiong mushroom is nothing to scoff at. Get a closer look at it in the video above.

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