Fascinating world of fungi
Discover a weird and wonderful array of fungi in this collection of photos.
10 Jan 2012
There are estimated to be between 700,000-5 million species of fungi in the world. As well as the familiar mushrooms we buy in shops and see in fields, fungi include coral fungi, puffballs, and stinkhorns, tree brackets, truffles and morels, Penicillium and other moulds, yeasts, crop-destroying rusts and smuts, and even a number of human pathogens including Cryptococcus, thrush, and ringworm.
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