Observation 116131: Galerina subgenus Tubariopsis (Kuhner) Smith & Singer

When: 2012-11-08

Collection location: Tim Sage’s Homebase, Shoreline, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

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Two different ones?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-11-08 18:27:02 MST (-0700)

Are there two different Galerina’s here, or is it a trick of the lighting? The ones layed out have light colored stipes, and look to be in the section Tubariopsis, the most common species being G. clavata. But after some discussion with Prof. Desjardins on this, probably the most common on the coast from at least Mendocino up to Victoria BC is G. semilanceata, a Peck name from Seattle in 1895. As a side note, there seems to be some confusion there in the scant literature there is on that species, about there being pileocystidia, and as a side project for the gold star, if you could look for pileocystidia and the spore size on these, that might add to knowledge we have on that one… but anyway.

But the two in the moss there, from the stipes that I can see, they look much darker, and smoother with a light sheen from the caulocystidia. Which would put those into section Galerina. You could check there, you might have two species on your hands. Both moss-loving species.

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