Story: Fungi

Beech strawberry fungus

Beech strawberry fungus

The soft, yellow-orange fruiting bodies of the beech strawberry (Cyttaria gunnii) are about the size of a golf ball. This fungus is a parasite on silver beech. The fruiting bodies form in spring on the outer branches of infected trees.

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Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - Parasites: disease-causing fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11585/beech-strawberry-fungus (accessed 21 April 2019)

Story by Peter Buchanan, published 24 Sep 2007