Story: Mushrooms and other cultivated fungi

Wood ear

Wood ear

Wood ear fungus grows on decaying branches in lowland forests. Between 1870 and 1950, tonnes were dried and exported to China, where it was stir-fried and made into soup.

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Photograph by Peter Buchanan

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mushrooms and other cultivated fungi - Specialty mushrooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16821/wood-ear (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008