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Fungi Of Malaysia

Fungi of Malaysia Stamps

F ungi are plants that have no roots, leaves, flowers or chlorophyll. Their mode of life enables them to grow without sunlight. They cannot make their own food and so are saprophytes (obtaining their food from dead and decaying matter) or parasites (taking food from living plants and animal). Fungi are much more than mere curiosities of the forest. In fact, of all the forms of life in the jungle, fungi are perhaps the most essential. As saprobes, fungi break down plant and animal matter, recycling nutrients and other important elements such as carbon and nitrogen back to nature. In this way, they directly or indirectly support all manner of life.