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RNZ Critter of the Week: Fishy Pouch Fungus

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 11:18am

The rare and endangered Macrocystidia reducta (Fishy Pouch Fungus) smells a bit like rotten fish and looks like a pouch. It is only found on Banks Peninsula in native podocarp forest, listen below for the audio clip, and for more information check out these links:


Listen to the 'critter of the week' radio show on RNZ National here: (the bit about the fungus begins at 4:40)