Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mexican mystery fungus also Bhutanese?

During our workshop in Thimphu, Bhutan this month we have encountered what would appear to to match Campanophyllum proboscideum, a fungus known from Mexico south to Ecuador (and further down?). It it attached by a peculiar snout-like dorsal extension - hence the epithet. It was found on 4 big logs in a wet montane forest in upper Thimphu Valley (Dodena) and was photographed by Morten Christensen.


  1. Is there any reason why you call it "mystery fungus"?

  2. It was known as such for a decennium or so before being redescribed

  3. And here in Bhutan we have it growing in culture and producing fruit bodies.