Kōrero: Fungi

Fungal nodules on tōtara roots

Fungal nodules on tōtara roots

Nodules on the roots of tōtara trees are colonised by fungi, which help trees take up soil nutrients. Most of the common forest trees and ferns in New Zealand have some sort of association between their roots and the hyphae (spreading filaments) of fungi. This is known as a mycorrhizal relationship.

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Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - Mycorrhizal fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11578/fungal-nodules-on-totara-roots (accessed 12 May 2021)

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