ectotrophic mycorrhiza


Related to ectotrophic mycorrhiza: endotrophic mycorrhiza

ectotrophic mycorrhiza

(ˌɛktəʊˈtrɒfɪk)
n
(Botany) botany a type of mycorrhiza, typical of temperate and Boreal trees, in which the fungus forms a layer on the outside of the roots of the plant. Also called: ectomycorrhiza Compare endotrophic mycorrhiza
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In temperate ectotrophic mycorrhizas, the species of the fungi and the trees are both similarly numerous with possibly up to, or more than, 10,000 spp of fungi being involved (Cairney, 2000) spanning a wide range of the Basidiomycotina.