Kōrero: Fungi

Fungal fruiting body

The fruiting bodies of fungi contain spores, which are dispersed for reproduction. Mushrooms are a familiar example of a fruiting body. They are formed from hyphae, the tiny threads that make up the bulk of most fungi. A network of hyphae, known as a mycelium, extends in all directions through the soil. This diagram shows how the mycelium grows above the soil, developing into the stalk, cap and gills. Spores are produced on the gills.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Pen and ink drawing by Bruce Mahalski

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Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - What are fungi?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/11546/fungal-fruiting-body (accessed 19 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Peter Buchanan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007