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San Francisco State University researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840.
Spongiforma squarepantsii, a new species of mushroom almost as strange as its cartoon namesake.
Seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species have been discovered, increasing the number of known luminescent fungi species from 64 to 71.
A new species of mushroom found on the African island of Sao Tome has been named after California Academy of Sciences curator of herpetology Robert Drewes. The two-inch-long mushroom grows on wood and is shaped like a phallus, San Francisco State University Professor Dennis Desjardin and Brian Perry, the scientists who discovered the mushroom, said. Phallus drewesii belongs to a group of mushrooms known as stinkhorns, which produce a foul, rotting meat odor.
It's two inches long, grows on wood, and is shaped like a phallus. A new species of stinkhorn mushroom, Phallus drewesii, has been discovered on the African island of Sao Tome and graces the upcoming cover of the journal Mycologia.