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Diary — Calyptella totara

Calyptella totara

Calyptella totara

Dec 18, 2021

These fungi grow on bark of trees or on the stems of herbaceous plants (generally when they are already dead). The fruiting bodies are shaped like bells which hang down from a point of attachment, sometimes with short stems. The smooth fertile surface is on the interior of the bell shape.
Calyptella totara 2

This specimen was found on the trunk of a thin barked podocarpus totara on Rakiura / Stuart Island.