Story: Shrublands

Fungus associate of mānuka

Fungus associate of mānuka

This fungus lives in a beneficial association with mānuka and kānuka. Like many other species of beneficial fungi, known as ectomycorrhizal fungi, it supplies nutrients to the shrubs and helps protect them from soil-borne diseases.

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Importance of shrublands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007