ABOVE: Penicillium katerynakon

A fungus from the family Psathyrellaceae decomposing bark chippings near the bridge across the lake at Kew

Kew Gardens in the UK released a report today (September 12) on the fungal cornucopia of the world. The document elaborates on the wide variety of fungi found on Earth, their benefits and harm to humans and other life, and the interplay between climate change and fungal forms. With the expertise of more than 100 scientists from 18 countries, the report aims to drive home the importance of the fungal kingdom and encourage further research into it. 

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