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Before trees existed, Earth was covered with giant white mushrooms.

Before trees existed, Earth was covered with giant white mushrooms.


There's fossil evidence that there actually were giant fungi (or as some call them, mushrooms) before trees and shrubs predominated on the Earth. These very large fungi were in the genus Prototaxites and could be up to 8 metres (26 feet) tall with 'trunks' or stems 1 metre (3 feet) in diameter.

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The Giant Prehistoric 'Mushrooms' that Covered Earth Before Trees Appeared. ... About 400 million years ago, Earth's tallest proto-tree organisms could grow just several feet in height. There was something else casting the thick shadows. Strange organisms with stalks up to three-feet-wide which could rise over 20-feet-tall ..

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