Kōrero: Fungi

Beneficial fungus

Beneficial fungus

Many fungi form a close, beneficial relationship with the roots of plants. These fungi are known as mycorrhizal. Their spreading threads or hyphae increase the surface area available to the roots for absorbing nutrients, especially phosphorus. The fungus benefits by getting sugars from the plant. This mushroom is Amanita nothofagi, which lives in association with mānuka and southern beech trees.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Photograph by Peter Buchanan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - Mycorrhizal fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11577/beneficial-fungus (accessed 1 December 2020)

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