Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hirticlavula elegans – new to science

Thomas Læssøe, Marie Davey and I just described a new genus and species Hirticlavula elegans found in Denmark and Norway. We are proud that this tiny fungus (1200 x 80 µm!) made it to the BBC News from Elsewhere and further on.

The publicity started with the Danish website It was then picked by the BBC and then continued its travel around the world: Science NordicPoland, Romania, RomaniaPortugal, IndiaMexicoMexicoMexicoMexico (Chihuahua) and Japan. And at the same time it was also included in wikipedia and spotlighted in Before it's too late. I think this shows the power of illustrations :-)

You can download the article here: Karstenia 54: 1-8


  1. That's really awesome! And wow, what a beauty!

  2. is there anywhere I can send a photo to. I have fungus that I cant identify and it looks very similar to the one above. Thanks. Ian.