Fungi used to be listed as members of the plant world but they are now grouped under a class of their own known as the Fungi Kingdom. They are living organisms which reproduce by forming spores, instead of seeds. As they cannot manufacture their own food, they must obtain their nutrients externally from other organisms either living or from dead organic matter. Along with bacteria, fungi are Earth’s main decomposers. By feeding on dead and decaying matter, fungi help to keep our planet clean and fresh!
Singapore has its fair share of fungi species. Here are some of my collection of wild mushrooms photographed in various parts of this island.