An illustrated guide to backyard fungi

Australia is home to a lot of fabulous fungi.
By Erin Frick August 3, 2017 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page
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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.