Why do we know so little about mushrooms?

It’s coming into mushroom season in the mild winters of the Southern Hemisphere, and plenty of people will be out looking for fungi – to eat, to photograph, to tell their toddlers that’s where fairies live.

From pines to puffballs, there’s lots of fantastic fungi to find.

But we know almost nothing about all of them.

Science journalist Jacinta Bowler spoke to medicinal chemist and mushroom expert Dr Kylie Agnew-Francis about our marvellous mushrooms.

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