The Diversity of Mushrooms and Fungi from the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, found in the depths of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.
The Amazon Rainforest is the perfect location if you would like to become a Fungi, the constant humidity combine with heat, the same one you feel in the ambience as you drop off the airplane from the rustic airport, that unpleasant humidity turns out to be, the perfect combination for fungi to diversity in the Amazon Basin.
The Mushrooms and Fungi in the Amazon Rainforest plays an important role in the ecology of this huge wilderness, these organism do a critical job of decomposing all kinds of materials from the forest itself.
Everything is a resource in the forest, watch it: From an old and finished canopy leaf falling to the ground where the community of mushroom, fungi, and many invertebrates specialized in turning usefull everything to the basic elements of nature: Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.
A tiny portion of the colors and shapes of the diversity of Mushrooms and Fungi of the Amazon Rainforest, can be found during a short walk in the trails nearby, move slowly, fix looks in the ground, along trunk, nearby a light gap can be very rewarding, some mushrooms and fungi are still in use by indigenous people to treat, diseases or food in some cases.
The diversity of Mushrooms and Fungi from the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador captured in photos after a short around the trails of Shiripuno Amazon Lodge. Enjoy it.
Where to find them?
Soil in Terra Firme
Soil in Varzea
Have fun finding them in the forest.