FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Suillus collinitus  (Fr.) Kuntze 1898
Main synonym = Boletus collinitus    Fr. 1838
Taxonomical Classification:  Fungi / Basidiomycota / Agaricomycetes / Agaricales / Suillaceae
Pine Boletus     Faqqiegħ taz-żnuber
Further Information:
Is in symbiosis with the Pinus Halpensis. The fungus obtains minerals for the tree and it provides extra root surface area for mineral salts and water absorption. The tree provides the mushroom with the necessary carbohydrates and nutrients needed for growth. The huge network of hyphae created by these fungi is a great advantage for the tree.














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