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Photos of Fascinating Fungi

When you’re used to seeing only buttons and portabella mushrooms, the fungi family may start to seem rather boring—though still delicious. This great Oddee article shows that in the wild though, mushrooms and other fungi grow in all shapes and sizes. Just look at the bioluminescent Mycena chlorophos. These mushrooms, native to forests in Japan and Brazil, make the average forest floor look like a scene from Avatar. Even the spores glow, so leaves, dirt and tree trunks have all been known to take on an otherworldly glow.

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January 20th, 2011

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