Tag: mushroom

Science & Environment

Gallery: backyard fungi

Sprouting in the most unlikely locations, fungi thrive across the Australian continent, pushing through dry desert soils and lush rainforest floors. The ‘fruit-body’ that you see growing up through the ground is but a fraction of the organism — as little as two per cent — and it’s only there for a short time. Here is a sample of some of our most common fungi, many of which you’re likely to encounter in your own backyard. Text by Erin Frick.


Will kingdoms last?

Classification is a tricky business, and the more we learn about evolution, the more counter-intuitive it seems to become.


Deadly mushroom found in WA

Western Australians are being warned not to collect and eat wild mushrooms, after a potentially fatal death cap was identified in the region.