New species of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms found


Biologists have discovered seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species, bringing the total number of bioluminescent fungi to 71.

Professor Dennis Desjardin and colleagues from the San Francisco State University discovered the shrooms in Belize, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia and Puerto Rico.

They may not have any psychoactive properties, but these fungi are psychedelic in their own way, emitting a bright, yellowish-green light 24/7. In natural light, however, the species appears to be a grayish-brown color.

Pictured above is Mycena silvaelucens, which was collected in Borneo, Malaysia.

[via Wired]