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Mycologia. 2007 Mar-Apr;99(2):317-31.

Bioluminescent Mycena species from São Paulo, Brazil.

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Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132, USA. ded@sfsu.edu

Abstract

Six species of bioluminescent agarics are described and illustrated from a single site in primary Atlantic Forest habitat in the Parque Estadual Turistico do Alto Ribeira, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. These include two new taxa of Mycena, viz. M. asterina and M. lucentipes. Luminescence in Mycena fera, M. singeri and M. discobasis is reported for the first time. In addition an undeterminable luminescent Mycena species is described and additional specimens of Gerronema viridilucens are documented. An accounting of known bioluminescent species of Mycena and a discussion of why they luminesce are presented.

PMID:
17682785
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