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Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms in Borneo

Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com
November 11, 2012


Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms in Borneo.
Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms in Borneo. Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Glowing fungi are found in tropical forests around the world. They are common enough that their bioluminescence has a term: foxfire.

This particular mushroom, found along the Kinabatangan in the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, is likely a species of Mycena, more than 30 types of which are known to be bioluminescent.








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