Observation 211892: Galerina Earle

Cap with sharp umbo, gills generally not attached, pink in side view, growing in moss with dark, wiry stipe. Pleurocystidia and Basidium when identified seem roughly consistent with Leptonia; I seriously doubt that these spores could be that.

Species Lists


Note pink on face of gill
Pleurocystidia – elongated bowling pin roughly consistent with Leptonia from Largent p.73 (h.)
Spores broadly elliptical, smooth, with shallow hillar appendage or truncate, gluttulate
Spores broadly elliptical, smooth, with shallow hillar appendage or truncate, gluttulate, note Basidium with two sterigma sw of center
Note Basidium with two sterigma on far left

Proposed Names

-49% (4)
Recognized by sight
68% (4)
Recognized by sight
-53% (3)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-10 13:26:25 CEST (+0200)

I can understand that!

By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2015-08-10 11:51:01 CEST (+0200)

English words are not natural to me. I wanted to write that wearing this specimen was mycenoid and not that it was a Mycena.

No stain in microscopy
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-10 03:37:17 CEST (+0200)

Willing to revise opinion
ethyl alcohol, koh

Were the spores stained with something?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-08-10 03:32:42 CEST (+0200)

Mycena spores are white.

Galerina spores are orange-brown.

The spores pictured are orange-brown.

Why is this observation called Mycena?

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-10 02:40:23 CEST (+0200)

Let me photograph the dried bits tomorrow and let you judge for yourself. The gills do look brown with white sheen. More to the point, do you know if the spores look more like Galerina or Mycena?

Are those spores white???
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-08-10 01:43:41 CEST (+0200)
I don’t think this can be Galerina
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-10 01:35:59 CEST (+0200)

because Galerina must have dull brown to rusty brown spores. Other observations of Galerina of this type have very brown gills.

Mycena – hmm..,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-09 03:32:18 CEST (+0200)

Why not? Certainly could be based on morphology – don’t normally expect that profile, but there is no reason to eliminate to possibility. Mycena certainly fits the microscopy better than Entoloma. What about the suggestion of Galerina? I know it grows in moss, but that Galerina is so different from the Galerina autumnus that grows on wood late in the season, that I have never been able to identify it.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-08-09 03:32:14 CEST (+0200)

The spore shape/topography doesn’t see to support Entoloma.

Hi Martin !
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2015-08-09 02:52:53 CEST (+0200)

Looks like a Mycena. The cystidia are lageniformes (lageniformi).
The spores measure?

Microscopy added
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-09 02:03:36 CEST (+0200)

Created: 2015-08-04 03:50:10 CEST (+0200)
Last modified: 2015-08-10 05:04:19 CEST (+0200)
Viewed: 140 times, last viewed: 2018-04-18 08:16:52 CEST (+0200)
Show Log