Kōrero: Fungi

Bird’s nest fungus (2 o 3)

Bird’s nest fungus

These delicate structures are the fruiting bodies of a bird’s nest fungus (Crucibulum laeve). The flat ‘eggs’ contain spores and are thrown from the ‘nest’ by splashes of raindrops. The fungi grow on fallen leaves and branches on the forest floor.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055598
Photograph by Paul Schilov

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - Saprobes: decomposers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11570/birds-nest-fungus (accessed 20 October 2020)

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