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libutron: zooophagous: libutron: Glowing mushrooms - Mycena lux-coeli  Like fireflies, luminescent squid, and other so-called bioluminescent organisms, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms contain an enzyme known as luciferin. When luciferin is oxidized (i.e. comes in contact with oxygen), it emits energy in the form of light, which causes organisms containing it to glow. Numerous species of Mycena form luminescent mycelium and/or fruiting bodies. No fewer than 26 species of Mycena have been…

libutron: Panus fasciatus | ©Keb Beath A young specimen of Panus fasciatus, Syn. Lentinus fasciatus (Fungi - Basidiomycota - Agaricomycetes - Polyporales - Polyporaceae), from Victoria, Australia. Commonly named the Hairy Trumpet, this is a common wood decaying fungus found on dead wood in forests and woodlands Australia wide. This is one of the few really hairy agarics, having dense pale brown hairs all over the brown cap and stem. The cap is strongly inrolled when young, maturing to a…