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San Francisco State University

Mycena luxarboricola (Light Tree-dweller)

Caption: A new luminescent fungus, Mycena luxarboricola, discovered by San Francisco State University Professor Dennis Desjardin and Professor Cassius V. Stevani from the University of Sao Paulo, has been reported in the journal Mycologia. The species was collected in Paraná, Brazil and was found on the bark of a living tree in old growth Atlantic forest. These mushrooms are tiny with each cap measuring less than 5 millimeters in diameter.

Credit: Cassius V. Stevani, Chemistry Institute, University of Sao Paulo

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