Kōrero: Fungi

Threatened fungi

Threatened fungi

Some of New Zealand’s native fungi are listed as endangered or threatened species. They include a truffle-like fungus known as Fischer’s egg (Claustula fischeri, top), and a large bracket fungus (bottom).

Fischer’s egg is found at two places in New Zealand and a few in Tasmania. It produces spores within a white, egg-shaped body that is enclosed in a brown, gelatinous cover.

The rare Ganoderma is a wood-rotting bracket fungus known from three collections on pukatea (Laurelia novae-zelandiae). It has not been seen since 1972 and is possibly extinct.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Photograph by Ross Beever (top); M. Heffer (bottom)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Buchanan, 'Fungi - New Zealand fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11557/threatened-fungi (accessed 16 May 2022)

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