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Just last month, UNC Biology undergraduate student “Corbin Bryan was coming to campus to drop off some fungi he had collected over the autumn and noted scores of red-capped fungi fruiting abundantly in the mulched beds adjacent to Coker Hall.” Bryan took some samples of the mushrooms and brought them to another undergraduate Biology student, “Dan Meyers and with Herbarium Associate Dr. Van Cotter. Together they came up with a tentative identification of Leratiomyces ceres (“Chip Cherry” or “Redlead Roundhead”), a potential new species of mushroom for North Carolina.”

Read more about this exciting discovery here.

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