Rare mushroom found in Lithuania after more than 50 years

  • 2022-10-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - An extremely rare and rapidly disappearing mushroom - the Baeospora myriadophylla – has been discovered in Lithuania this year, the country's Ministry of Environment says.

The last time this rare mushroom was found in Lithuania was more than 50 years ago in Kaisiadorys. 

The latest discovery was made by mycologist Reda Irsenaite in the 19-ha Moniskis forest belonging Sengires Fondas, a non-governmental organization.

Currently, the only place in Lithuania where this mushroom can be found is in the Moniskis forest in Utena District, and there are only 400 such places worldwide.

Established in January, 2020, Sengires Fondas cares for more than 50 hectares of forests.