World’s Oldest Fossil Mushroom Found

IAS Prelims 2023

The world’s oldest fossil mushroom has been discovered in Brazil. The mushroom has been named Gondwanagaricites magnificus and belongs to the Agaricales order.

According to researchers, around 115 million years ago, when the ancient super-continent Gondwana was breaking apart, the mushroom fell into a river and began an improbable journey.