Fungi World

They are neither animals nor plants.

Fungi make up 90% of the total biomass in forest soils and 50% in agricultural soils. Fungi represent about 25% of the biomass on Earth.

They are everywhere, and however, little is known of the true biodiversity of Kingdom Fungi.

Compared to 435,000 plant species on planet earth, there are 2.2 million to 3.8 million fungi species. Of these, only about 148,000 have been described. They include microorganisms like yeasts, molds & mushrooms.

Fungi are major decomposers in certain ecosystems – without fungi, there would be piles of dead biomass everywhere.

Fungi also form amazing partnerships with trees. Checkout the following video:

Through upcoming posts under this topic, we hope to share our journey of knowing the amazing world of fungi that we have been seeing at Foresthut. It is also an attempt to document our observations so that we learn more from like minded people out there.

  • Wild Edible Mushrooms of Velvandi Valley
    Out of 3.8 million species of fungi on planet Earth, only 20,000 produce mushrooms. From which, only 600 are edible. The edible mushrooms, one of the superfoods, play an important role in food security & nutritional needs of humanity. Not only that, some of these species are incredibly tasty. Our valley hosts many different species… Continue Reading →

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