Mushrooms spring up in rainy Singapore

A giant puffball mushroom was found in a grass patch in Buangkok View housing estate in Hougang after recent heavy rain. -- PHOTO:  LAU WING LUP
A giant puffball mushroom was found in a grass patch in Buangkok View housing estate in Hougang after recent heavy rain. -- PHOTO:  LAU WING LUP

SINGAPORE – There’s always sunshine, and sometimes, fungi after the rain. 

Mushrooms have been sprouting up around Singapore after heavy rains, and Straits Times readers have been spotting them.

Readers began posting their shroom photos with the hashtag #sgmushroom on social media, and sending them to ST after our Facebook blast.

 

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Mr Johari Rais spotted these white ones at Pasir Ris Park.

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He said: "Found these mushrooms at Pasir Ris Park this morning. Seemed to be growing from mixture of chips and other decaying nutrients placed around trees. There are many other smaller species but the larger white ones attract my attention."

Others have posted their finds on Twitter:

Earlier, My Paper reported that a large puffball mushroom was found in Buangkok.

More rain than usual is expected this November and December, with some flooding, the Meteorological Service Singapore warned on Tuesday.

Rainfall for November and December, typically Singapore’s wettest months, is expected to be about 20 per cent above the long-term average this year.

chuimin@sph.com.sg