Mushroom Plant – Rungia klossii

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For those who can’t eat fungi, the leafy mushroom plant is an interesting alternative. Rungia klossii is a perennial, bushy plant that grows to 40-60cm with glossy, deep green leaves that have a delicious mushroom flavour which are high in vitamins. Eat them raw in salads or add to stir fries just before serving. From New Guinea, the plant is suited from tropical to warm climates and prefers a shaded position. Once established it grows quickly in response to regular harvesting.

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From the Weekend Australian 14/15th April 2007