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Attractive Characters in Fungi



I WAS shown the other day, in a wine cellar, completely excluding light and fresh air, a remarkably beautiful growth of fungus, covering the wall and floor, to a depth of 4 inches in places, and suggesting cotton-wool in form and colour. When taken up and pressed, it turned brown and emitted the characteristic fungus smell. I should be glad to learn the name, and whether the pure white of the fungus is due to the total exclusion from light.

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