mycophobia

mycophobia

Morbid fear of mushrooms and fungi.
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In Australia, she argues, British colonisation left a focus on fungal pathogens and a legacy of mycophobia that caused fungi to be deeply marginalised in our knowledge systems.
A fear of buttons - KOUMPOUNOPHOBIA - affects more people than you would imagine, likewise MYCOPHOBIA - the fear of mushrooms.
Stamets says American society is pervaded by "mycophobia"--an irrational fear of fungi that he traces back to England, whose medical tradition equates mushrooms with decay and decomposition.
where we have developed mycophobia, or a fear of mushrooms, according to experts.