Crinipellis are saprobic species found in forests on litter in the forest floor. With white spore print and tough flesh.
C. procera is common on throughout the country, characterised by its very long, slender, tough stalk, and small, pale brown, slightly shaggy cap.
There are 3 other indigenous species reported for New Zealand, but are all less common. Crinipellis scabella has been reported from human habitats around Canterbury and is assumed to be introduced.
Distinguished from Marasmius macroscopically by having bell-shaped rather than flat caps, and with the caps having a slightly hairy surface.


NZFungi Entry

Crinipellis procera

A species common in litter on the floor of native forests.