Mushrooms

A DigitalNZ Story by Sue Page

Mushrooms of Aotearoa: curated

fungi, mushroom, fungus, mycorrhizae, mycorrhiza, toadstool, Basidiomycota, Neil Finn,

Mushrooms pop up in popular culture in much the same way they do in our backyards, forests and shower cubicles.  What can we learn from their seemingly clever networks and connections? What are the benefits of mushroom-based packaging? How has the mushroom infiltrated the culture of Aotearoa? How does all of this weigh up against the stink of a Hawke's Bay mushroom farm? What does the future hold for the mushroom in New Zealand? 

Mushrooms making connections...

Mushrooms bending the shape of things to come that haven't happened yet....(Neil Finn)

Mushrooms standing still....

and outstanding in their field

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Nelson Provincial Museum

Mushrooms as metaphor....

Mushroom and our senses

pipe, mushroom

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Shiitake mushrooms

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

pipe, mushroom

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Laughing Jim (Gymnopilus junonius)

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Toxic Talk

Radio New Zealand

roygbiv

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Orange Pore Fungus

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Cortinarius Porphyroideus

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Mushrooms tilting at hands....

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

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iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Mower's Mushroom

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

Gilled Mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

gilled mushrooms

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao

The vegetable (mushroom) caterpillar