Fungi are a large diverse group of organisms that are often overlooked due to their cryptic nature. Many species evolved in close association with vascular plants, resulting in interesting plant-fungi and plant-fungi-insect interactions. On Monday March 5 at 6:30 pm in the Klamath County Museum conference room, retired Forest Service botanist Sarah Malaby will give a presentation on some of these interactions, including fungi that mimic flowers, plants that parasitize fungi, and endophytic fungi that provide protection to their plant hosts.
The presentation is free and everyone is welcome to attend. A business meeting will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact the museum at 541-882-1000.
The phantom orchid is one of the plants that “cheats” on its fungal host.