Monday, October 5, 2009

Glow-in-The-Dark Mushrooms

Four new glow-in-the-dark mushrooms were discovered as well as three mushrooms which were just discovered to be glow-in-the-dark. This brings the number of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms to 71. Anyone else have a sudden desire to own a glow-in-the-dark plant or fungus?

Picture embedded below. (from


"Seven new glowing mushroom species have been discovered in Belize, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia and Puerto Rico.

Four of the species are completely new to scientists, and three previously known species were discovered to be luminescent. All seven species, as well as the majority of the 64 previously known species of luminescent mushrooms, are from the Mycena family.

More pictures of glowing mushrooms at the source.

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