|Cahbacan in springtime
|Aquaplant & Fungus
Also known as "mushfloat", the cahbacan is a plant of the same family as the sailtree. Of very different appearance, it looks like a large floating mushroom.
These plants are important recycling agents for the water of the lakes.
Although the outer casing of its head is harder than that of a mushroom, the inside is filled with a similar spongy, very light, flesh.
Once treated with a varnish of manhart roots, this material is used to manufacture floats and build non-load-bearing arches.