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Boletes fungus (2nd of 6)

Boletes fungus

Instead of gills, some mushrooms have a spongy underside to their cap and are known as boletes. The spongy structure has thousands of pores, each of them forming the mouth of a tube from the walls of which spores are produced and released into the air.

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Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - New Zealand fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 April 2023)

Story by Peter Buchanan, published 24 Sep 2007