Observation 272543: Galerina subgenus Tubariopsis (Kuhner) Smith & Singer

When: 2017-03-18

Collection location: Vashon, Washington, USA [Click for map]

47.5004° -122.4682° 91m

Who: Julie Jones (foobear)

Specimen available

These were growing on front lawn after days of rain


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40x – best my Goodwill microscope can do :)
these shots are not so great – incandescent light
showing gill structure

Proposed Names

-30% (2)
Used references: internet
-45% (2)
Recognized by sight: If blue is real and smithii is wrong
-21% (3)
Recognized by sight: The stem is too orange for Pholiotina cyanopus/smithii – those have much whiter stems. I do not see any clear blue staining at the stem base in these photos.
34% (4)
Recognized by sight: /G. clavata group
Used references: Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast
37% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Noah Siegel

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2017-03-25 14:21:44 CDT (-0400)

does adnate gills disqualify Galerina?

I’m surprised by the Galerina id
By: Julie Jones (foobear)
2017-03-24 20:46:34 CDT (-0400)

Gills are adnate – I add a gill photo to clarify that

thank you yes!
By: Julie Jones (foobear)
2017-03-23 20:55:24 CDT (-0400)

I have sworn it off. Got excited when I thought I had ID’d it, but I knew I would not try anything till I checked and re-checked. Glad I did.

Thank you experts for being there!

Most common amatoxic found
By: Gerard1
2017-03-23 07:17:39 CDT (-0400)

Please don’t encourage new mycos to seek bluing on concybes; the presence of amatoxin in tenera group (or presumed to be at a margin or error considered being unworth chancing based off of the estimate of 1000s of minor derivatives of the same species that could have different endo chemical mechanisms either benign or malevolent), the number recommended for persons of cyanopus, and the sheer prevalence of tenera group presents a potential disaster for new hunters. This group is literally the most common poisonous mushroom I find. I find it in fields, I find it in flower pots all winter long indoors. To boot, it is amatoxic. At what concentration, I cannot say. Do Not ingest; do not play around with conocybes. Amatoxin is no joke.

ok, thank you
By: Julie Jones (foobear)
2017-03-22 20:34:31 CDT (-0400)

Was hoping these were the fun ones. Better steer clear

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