Asian Plants and Flowers, Nature
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Life on the Forest Floor # 2 – Fungi

Yellow Fungi Kinabatangang Sabah Borneo Malaysia

Fallen leaves, fruits, branches and trees play a crucial role in the ecosystem of the tropical rainforest – they provide the essential nutrients for the typically poor soil and therefore enable new plant growth. Fungi and bacteria act as decomposers of the litter, breaking up the material into smaller pieces for detritivores such as worms, mites and millipedes. The shapes and colours of the fungi are truly amazing: some look like mushrooms while others resemble corals, tongues or sponges, and with their sometimes bright colours they add a certain magic to this already wonderful world.

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  1. Pingback: Life on the Forest Floor # 3 – Recyclers | i AM Safari

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