Observation 181303: Galerina marginata (Batsch) Kühner
When: 2014-10-02
Collection location: Pownal, Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

On well rotted log. Caps are red brown. Partial veil is pale yellow. White mycelium at base of stem. Cream colored context. Mild odor. Mealy taste.

Went back the next day to look at this obs and 181301 after reading about G. marginata’s variability, especially cap color and texture. This obs and 181303 are the same species. I’ve uploaded new photos.

Proposed Names

31% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: see notes
Used references: Kuo, M. (2004, August). Galerina marginata. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/galerina_marginata.html
20% (7)
Recognized by sight: Maybe A. acericola.
30% (3)
Recognized by sight

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What does the pileipellis look like?
By: Byrain
2014-10-04 08:41:53 PDT (-0700)

That would settle this fast…

Zoom on fifth photo…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-04 04:59:52 PDT (-0700)

shows cap margins becoming translucent striate. I think this makes a good case for Galerina marginata.

Interesting to me how (otherwise) similar these look to an Agrocybe collection I made a couple weeks back. Spore print color would settle the Galerina/Agrocybe debate.

Also, sizes of FBs?

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-10-03 18:48:40 PDT (-0700)

do not usually, have a depressed pileus…
Galerina marginata, does.

Galerina marginata does not have a mealy taste
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-10-03 14:50:07 PDT (-0700)

Agrocybe does.

Reminds me of…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-02 21:13:58 PDT (-0700)

obs 179481 which seems like a bit of a mystery.

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