Thursday, October 15, 2009

Glow in the Dark Mushrooms

A newly identified luminescent fungus called Mycena luxaeterna has been discovered in a forest in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

It sounds like something from a fantasy movie but these tiny mushrooms do actually glow in the dark. These newly discovered species take the number that glow from 63 to 71.

The mushrooms glow 24 hours a day but the effect can only be seen at night.

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