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Number of Fungal Species

How many fungal species are there?

About 1.5 million.

There are an estimated 1.5 million fungal species in the world. This is according to the Global Biodiversity Outlook published in 2001 by the Convention on Biological Diversity. The actual number of fungal species that have been named and described number only 70,000.

This fact is verified on : April 8, 2010.





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