The Mycelium


mycelium |mʌɪˈsiːlɪəm|noun (pl.mycelia |mʌɪˈsiːlɪə| ) Botany
the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments (hyphae).
mid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek mukēs ‘fungus’, on the pattern of epithelium.

 

The mycelia of the world’s fungus connect the living things of the forest and play a critical role in the cycle of life. The Mycelium is a space for developing outreach education, posting scientific resources and sharing fun and functional fungi ecology!

 

What are fungi?

Fungi are a kingdom all of their own. They are not plants but are more closely related to the animal kingdom. Their are also what are now called “fungoid” organisims like Slime Moulds, these are still often studied by “Mycologists” and often part of their life is spent acting like fungi. Some Slime Moulds eat fungi as food but most eat bacteria and other micro-organisms and are generally pretty interesting. To find out more about about Slime Moulds I recommend you check this page out Tasmanian Myxomyectes.

What are Fungi?

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Guide to Surveying Fungi in Australia:

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Reference: Australian Subtropical Fungi

Australian Subtropical Fungi