When discussing flora and fauna, don’t forget ‘funga’

The term will help people remember how important the organisms are, researchers say


Mycologists are calling for adding the term “funga” to the phrase “flora and fauna.” Their hope: Raise the conservation profile of ecologically important mushrooms (an example shown), molds, yeasts and more.

G. Furci

Fungi. They grow between toes, on bread and in the shower. But the organisms also produce food and medicine