Arctic Life/Arctic Fungi/Basidiomycetes/Order Agaricales/Galerina sp And Phaeogalerina sp

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Galerina sp. Photo courtesy of Bernard Spragg

All species of Galerina and Phaeogalerina have constant associations with mosses and strong host preferences. The attachment of the fungus to the moss suggests that it is actually decomposing dead and older portions of the moss. Favoured habitats include wet meadows and northern exposures that are sheltered by dense grass, sedge, or willow. More than 15 species of Galerina and Phaeogalerina have been described in the Canadian High Arctic, and many of these have circumpolar or bipolar distributions.

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