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There’s Fun in Fungi!
- A fungus is neither plant nor animal.
Fungi include, among others, mushrooms, puffballs, rusts, lichens and molds.
There are over 72,000 describes species in Kingdom Fungi, with one 1 million or more species waiting to be found by scientists.
The species in Kingdom fungi are neither plant nor animal because they do not make their own food, carbon dioxide or water, rather they secrete digestive enzymes into the substrata where the grow (wood, leaves, skin) and then absorb their food.
The species that make up Kingdom Fungi are mushrooms, boletes, puffballs, rusts, molds, yeasts and lichen, as well as slime fungi.