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fairy ring, fairy circle(noun)
a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
A ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium.
Fairy circles are circular barren patches of land, typically found in the grasslands of the western part of Southern Africa. They are most prolific in Namibia, but are also present in Angola and South Africa. Their diameters vary between 2 and 15 metres, and they occur amidst monospecific grassy vegetation, specifically in Namibia, of the genus Stipagrostis. Evidence suggests that the sand termite, Psammotermes allocerus is responsible for their creation.
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