Abundantly growing on hardwood. Cap 15-20mm, whitish with a chocolate disk, broadly convex, slightly depressed, striate, gelatinous membrane peeling from pileal surface. Gills white, 1mm deep. Stipe translucent eggshell, shiny, hollow, with ridged disk at base. Spore print white, spores elliptical, 5.5-6µm x 3.5-4µm, amyloid.
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probably a good ten minutes or so. Other twigs and leaves were quite obviously glowing in the same area after about three minutes, but not these mushrooms nor the log they were growing on.
Which is not necessarily to say that could not have been the same species (maybe it glows in only some part of the growth cycle?), however there are many species of litter decomposers around, and many boiluminescents, so without fruiting bodies I don’t know.
This species is reported to be bioluminescent in SOME populations, so last night I walked out back to where I found this mushroom (about 1hr through the jungle), to see if it was bioluminescent…. and it wasn’t =(
There WAS however quite a lot of bioluminescent mycelium in the area on small twigs and leaves, with no fruiting bodies.
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