Fungi Friday – Parachute Fungus (Campanella tristis)

27 January 2022 | All News » Fungi Friday

 The Parachute Fungus (Campanella tristis) is a delicate stemless mushroom found clustering on dead branches and twigs. Growing up to 15mm wide, the undersides of the white caps reveal fine gills of unevenly pleated folds. Campanella means “little bell” in latin.  The genus contains around 40 species, growing mainly in the world’s tropical regions, as they prefer humid conditions. These specimens were photographed by DOC ranger Deb Price in the forest near Whariwharangi beach.

fungi, tree
Receive our latest news

Subscribe To OUR Newsletter

Get notified about our latest restoration work in the Abel Tasman