Natural bioluminescence

Alan S. Wicks NAP-4 at
Thu Nov 20 21:12:19 EST 1997

Mark Longo wrote:
> Anybody know if three are any naturally bioluminescing plants (not
> talking about genetically engineered ones).  I read that there were,
> but
> could not find any names for the species.
> Thanks!
> Please reply to longom at
According to the book Mushrooms Demystified the Omphalotus species
("Jack-o-lantern mushrooms) glow in the dark.  Also the mycelia of
Armillariella (Armillaria) mellea are said to cause infected wood to
glow in the dark.

Alan S. Wicks
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