Low angle view of mushrooms

Fungi

Fungi are a diverse kingdom, with members ranging from the familiar mushrooms to brewer's yeasts, the mould that grows on rotting fruit and the infection that causes athlete's foot. Fungi are found in every habitat, although they play a bigger role in terrestrial ecosystems than in aquatic ones. The vast majority of plants have a symbiotic relationship with fungal species that grow on their roots.

Scientific name: fungi

Rank: Kingdom

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