New Glowing Mushrooms Found in Brazil

By | October 30, 2006

New Glowing Mushrooms Found in Brazil

Like a black light poster come to life, a group of bioluminescent fungi collected from Ribeira Valley Tourist State Park near S?o Paulo, Brazil, emanates a soft green glow when the lights go out.

The mushrooms are part of the genus Mycena, a group that includes about 500 species worldwide. Of these only 33 are known to be bioluminescent?capable of producing light through a chemical reaction. – natgeo

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