Observation 132464: Galerina Earle

These were found growing in clusters from wet, well decayed wood on the forest floor in Bosque Estatal de Carite near the trail to Charco Azul in Puerto Rico’s Sierra de Cayey mountain range. Spore print is brown and 20 mature spores were measured. Spores are teardrop shaped and have a roughened surface. The average size is 8.3 × 5.1 µm ; Qm = 1.6.

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Recognized by sight: Similar to the Galerina from the field guide below, present in Puerto Rico (according to D.J. Lodge)
Used references: “Mushrooms of Hawai’i”, Hemmes & Desjardin

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DNA confirms Galerina sp.
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2014-04-02 21:12:07 BST (+0100)

It’s closest to HQ827182 in GenBank, which is also a Galerina collected in Puerto Rico.

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