MYCORRHIZAE, WHAT IS IT?
Mycorrhizal fungi have existed since the first plants appeared on dry land more than 450 million years ago. They form a close symbiotic relationship with plant roots. They are called mycorrhizae from the Greek “mukés”, meaning fungus, and “rhiza,” meaning roots.
Mycorrhizae are microscopic fungi that have threads known as hyphae. The hyphae are entirely interconnected with a web-like structure called mycelium, which measures thousands of miles but is compacted into a tiny area around the plant. The mycelium of a single mycorrhiza, can extend outward and connect a multitude of plants with varying species.