Small brown mushrooms on wood with cinnamon-brown spore print. The common Galerina patagonica has a distinctive small point in the centre of the cap, develops in groups on large pieces of fallen wood, and has a well-developed ring on the stalk.
There are several species in New Zealand, with only Galerina patagonica (widespread in the Southern Hemisphere) common.
Hypholoma acutum is similar in shape, also develops in clusters on fallen wood, but lacks a ring on the stalk and has a greenish tinge to the gills.


NZFungi Entry

Galerina patagonica

A very common species.
Close-up showing characteristic peak at centre of cap.