Dr Rosnida Binti Tajuddin is based at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her main research areas are the identification of macrofungi and mycorrhizal fungi, understanding ectomycorrhizal fungi community and distribution in Malaysia rainforests, and nutrient transportation in mycorrhizal symbioses. Dr Rosnida has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from USM. Both her MSc in Environmental Microbiology and PhD on Nutrient Transport in Ectomycorrhiza from the University of Aberdeen, UK. During the Penang Hill Bioblitz, Dr Rosnida’s students found approximately 40 species of fungi. Among the exciting finds was a mycoheterotrophic plant that forms obligate symbiosis associations with fungi to obtain nutrients; this plant is unable to produce its own food and it is dependent on the fungi to transport nutrients to it. In addition to learning more about this plant, the team is also looking at mycorrhizal associations with terrestrial and Jewel orchids found in Penang Hill.