Observation 114449: Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Schaeff.) Singer & A.H. Sm.
When: 2012-10-25
Who: Mr.R-M
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were seen on October 24th 2012, on and very near the stump of a fallen tree which I believe was a birch. The size range of the cap was from 1-7cm. They had a very mushroomy/earthy smell to them. The spoor color was brown and can be seen on the caps of some of the mushrooms in the pictures.

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Scaling -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-10-25 19:18:46 PDT (-0700)

The scaling on the stipe below the veil, you don’t see that on G. marginata. Although when K. mutabilis gets old, or water-logged those can be worn away, but you can usually find some even then.

Personally
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-10-25 17:39:42 PDT (-0700)

I wouldn’t eat K. mutabilis, even if the radiant spirit of Elias Fries descended from the heavens to hand feed them to me with the strongest assurances that they were undeniably identified.

Brand me a coward if you will, but the margin of error terrifies me.

Galerina marginata, any chance?
By: Mr.R-M
2012-10-25 11:50:17 PDT (-0700)

My biggest worry with collecting K. mutabilis for consumption is mixing it up with Galerina marginata. So far I have never been sure enough to risk it. Does anyone have suggestions on the best ways to identify the difference between the two?

Created: 2012-10-24 22:01:05 PDT (-0700)
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