New mushroom discovered on campus – the first since 1985.

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Categories: Mushrooms & Fungi | New Species

Main Report: Berkeley News |
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For the first time in 30 years, a new species of mushroom has been discovered on the UC Berkeley campus, to the delight of the researchers who found it. Else Vellinga and Nhu Nguyen, the researchers, named it Helvella dryophila, and described it as a beautiful black ”elfin saddle” associated with oaks. They found it on Observatory Hill, an open space area next to the C.V. Starr East Asian Library. The mushroom is edible, but doesn

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