The pine bolete Suillus granulatus lives in a beneficial association with pine trees. To date, it has not been seen growing with native plants in New Zealand. Another introduced fungal associate of pines and several other introduced trees is the fly agaric Amanita muscaria. This mushroom has invaded native forest in some places, adopting native beech trees as its host.
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