Neonothopanus gardneri

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Neonothopanus gardneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Neonothopanus
Species: N. gardneri
Binomial name
Neonothopanus gardneri
(Berk.) Capelari M, Desjardin DE, Perry BA, Asai T, Stevani CV.
Synonyms

Agaricus gardneri Berk.

Neonothopanus gardneri is a bioluminescent fungus. It was first discovered in 1840 by the English botanist George Gardner and in February 2005 rediscovered by scientists Patricia Izar, Elisabetta Visalberghi and Dorothy Fragaszy, with the aid of Marino Gomes de Oliveira.[1] It is larger and brighter than other known bioluminescent fungi.[1]

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