White flowers…

Although it rained again last night the morning started sunny so we managed to go for a walk. At some stage a carpet of white flowers growing near a house entrance called our attention.

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As we found them a possible nice feature for our garden we got close to them to see what they were and, to our surprise, they were not flowers but small white mushrooms that I believe to be of the genus Termitomyces, probably T. clypeatus.

These are edible mushrooms that live in a mutualistic symbiosis with termites of the subfamily Macrotermitinae and quite common in Southern and Eastern Africa.

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