Roridomyces phyllostachydis (Agaricales, Mycenaceae), a new bioluminescent fungus from Northeast India

  title={Roridomyces phyllostachydis (Agaricales, Mycenaceae), a new bioluminescent fungus from Northeast India},
  author={Samantha Chandranath Karunarathna and Peter E. Mortimer and Saowaluck Tibpromma and Arun Kumar Dutta and Soumitra Paloi and Yuwei Hu and Gautam Baurah and Stephen Axford and Catherine Marciniak and Thatsanee Luangharn and Sumedha Madawala and Chang Lin and Junhao Chen and Krishnendu Acharya and Noppol Kobmoo and Milan C. Samarakoon and Anuruddha Karunarathna and Shuyi Gao and Jian-chu Xu and Saisamorn Lumyong},
An interesting bioluminescent fungus growing on dead bamboo stems was collected from bamboo forests in the East Khasi and West Jayantia Hills Districts of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Both morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analyses of nrITS and nrLSU regions showed that the bioluminescent fungus belongs to the genus Roridomyces and is a new species to science, as well as the first report of the genus, Roridomyces, in India. Full descriptions, colour photographs, phylogenetic trees… 

New record of luminescent Mycena chlorophos (Mycenaceae) from Western Ghats of India

An interesting luminescent Mycena was collected from dead bamboo culms on several occasions from an evergreen forest in Kerala State, India. Detailed morphological and molecular studies with nrITS

The Amazonian luminescent Mycena cristinae sp. nov. from Brazil

Morphological data support M. cristinae as a different species compared to previously described taxa and the luminescence is evident in the basidiomata (especially the stipe) and in the mycelium on the substrate.

Intellectualist premise of folk names support their restoration in formal taxonomy

  • F. Franco
  • Sociology
    Ethnobotany Research and Applications
  • 2021
In a recent article, Gillman and Wright (2020) have called for a debate on the need for ‘assigning and reinstating’ folk names in taxonomic protocols. This is a commendable proposal, as it would undo

Increasing collaboration between China and India in the environmental sciences to foster global sustainability

It is shown that China and India continue to have few co-authorships in environmental publications, even as their major funding for scientific research has expanded.