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Comment – Fungi are not Plants – Practical problems and conservation

By - Gordon Dickson

In 1753, when Karl Linné, better known in his Latinised form as Linnaeus, wrote his Species Plantarum, he included fungi, an error from which the repercussions are now being felt. Life was simple then; there were just two Kingdoms (the larger of his projected divisions of living things) - Fauna and Flora. As the larger fungi grew on the ground, it was reasonable to treat them as plants.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist