2 thoughts on “BBC – Radio 4 – Fungi: The Fifth Kingdom – Archive”

  1. Clearly it is because they are enlightened beings… =)

    In the traditional sense it is probably fifth out of 5 or 6 in a Linnaean sense. The six kingdoms would be : Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists, Archaea, and Eubacteria (clearly ignoring Viruses and not descr). I think the 5th grew out of fungi being considered plants (hence mycologists being at home in botany departments) before being considered their own “Kingdom” for what that’s worth. They are monophyletic at least as opposed to a classification like Protists.

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