The Amethyst Mushroom, Looks Like It Contains The Entire Galaxy

Amethyst mushrooms are spectacular spores gleaming with purple and hues of blue and green.

Diving into the enchanting world of nature will never fail to charm you. It seems that there are countless wonders out there to amuse us, and countless more waiting for us to discover them!

If you have ever seen amethyst mushrooms, I bet you could never forget the sight! An entire galaxy in a single mushroom!

These mushrooms, Elaeomyxa Cerifera, have been identified in 1942. They are found on large logs or stumps covered with leafy liverworts and moss. The fruiting structures split open to release the extravagant sparkling spores.

Among the many, one scientist, Sarah Lloyd, fell in love with these mushrooms the moment she spotted them on her property. Since then, she has collected about 1,700 matchboxes full of various species of fungi.


The glittery mushrooms are in bright colors, gleaming with purple and hues of blue and green. If you ever visit Tasmania, take a closer look to witness the luxurious fungi!

Note that these mushrooms are not the same as the Laccaria amethystina, Amethyst Deceiver mushroom: