Story: Fungi

Pine bolete

Pine bolete

The pine bolete Suillus granulatus lives in a beneficial association with pine trees. To date, it has not been seen growing with native plants in New Zealand. Another introduced fungal associate of pines and several other introduced trees is the fly agaric Amanita muscaria. This mushroom has invaded native forest in some places, adopting native beech trees as its host.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Photograph by Peter Buchanan

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Peter Buchanan. 'Fungi - Mycorrhizal fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11580/pine-bolete