Mushrooms are closer to the animal than vegetal world because they can not produce their own food like plants. Non-vascular lower plants, cosmopolitan organisms.

The total number of species of fungi is estimated at 1,500,000, and 120,000 have been described. They have existed for 1 billion years.

90% of the biomass of soil microflora is mycelium (vegetative part of a fungus).

Mushroom spores can be of 2 to 64 different sexes.

Mushrooms recycle mineral salts,  promote plant growth, are used for soil remediation.

Fungi create deadwood, as habitat and feeding ground, out of dead trees, in particular pines.

470 million years ago the vegetation migrated from the oceans to the mainland thanks to a mushroom:

Modern agriculture has forgotten this crucial symbiosis. Recreating this link is important for reforestation.

In the region:

Morels (Morchella)- 3 types, symbiotic with lenga, grow better in burnt forest, moist temperate.

mushrooms helped plant life
470 millions years ago

Cyttaria espinosae (digüeñe),

a strict and specific parasite of Nothofagus