Observation 68590: Mycenaceae Overeem

When: 2011-06-01

Collection location: Las Casas de la Selva, Patillas, Puerto Rico, USA [Click for map]

Who: patty (patty)

No specimen available

Bioluminescent mycelium in various twigs and leaves, no fruiting bodies.

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Copyright © 2011 Paul Tran
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-13 19:40:53 CDT (-0500)

Avatar is like being in the rainforest.

Imagine working alongside a large constituency of Northeast Ecuadorians, a percentage of whom still prefer pre-Columbian Amazonian dress and lifeways, while extolling the virtues of a restorative organism composed of giant, underground, filamentous networks (some of which have a habit of glowing in the dark) to help reverse the decades of damage caused by an American, extraction minded, multinational corporation…

…and then viewing James Cameron’s science-fictionalized, extra-terrestrial rendition of same in 3D in a jam-packed Quito movie theater — twice.

I have had similar experiences
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-06-03 19:07:18 CDT (-0500)

in New Zealand in the forest on northern part of North Island. After being in the woods at night for a while, after my eyes adjusted I could see all the dead tree fern fronds, palm leaves, etc. were glowing.

after about 3-5 minutes
By: patty (patty)
2011-06-03 18:54:28 CDT (-0500)

the whole forest floor seemed to light up! The volunteers with me said it was like being in Avatar.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-06-03 09:00:21 CDT (-0500)

Always always always wanted to see this! good work!

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