GLOWING MUSHROOM PICTURES: Psychedelic New Species Seen

Glowing Mushrooms
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Found just once in southern Brazil, the glowing Mycena abieticola mushroom (seen above in daylight, top, and at night) had previously been identified in Mexico, where it grows on fir trees, an October 2009 study says.

All glowing fungi emit a yellowish green color in the same wavelength of light, San Francisco State University's Desjardin said.

The brilliance occurs through a poorly understood chemical process that's similar to the mechanism by which fireflies produce light, he added.
— Photograph courtesy Cassius V. Stevani, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
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