Fungi Friday – Wood Nipple Fungus (Galerina patagonica)

27 January 2022 | All News » Fungi Friday

These wood-rotting endemic mushrooms are usually found in growing in groups and are also native to parts of Australia, and Patagonia in South America. The distinctive feature of this non-edible fungi is the raised point, called an umbo or papilla, in the centre of the cap. These specimens were photographed by DOC ranger Deb Price in the forest of the Awaroa Inlet area.

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