Observation 59146: Galerina marginata (Batsch) Kühner
When: 2010-11-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A cluster of these 1" brown mushrooms was found on a moss covered very rotten log. The caps were conical to convex, shiny and smooth. There was a white ring on the stalk halfway up or higher. The gills were partially free.

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Recognized by sight: Rate fall occurring wood inhabiting LBM with ring. Ring on the is species is white if it doesn’t get covered in the brown spores, and often collapses into a “ring zone.” I’ve been seeing lots of these this fall here in NE Pennsylvania.

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I agree with Douglas
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-11-20 16:03:03 GMT (+0000)

about these seeming to lack a few of the G. marginata traits, like the translucent striate cap margins, or the questionable gill attchment. That’s why I fall short of giving it the “I’d call it that.”

Among the many fruitings of what I’ve IDed as marginata this fall, I have noted considerable variation in the gestalt of these mushrooms. In one case I spotted a log that was covered in over 100 (unusual for this type) which had faded considerably in the sun. They were quite pale, but when I saw the rusty brown prints on some of the caps, and the whitish rings (or zones), I called it “Galerina marginata.”

Life cycle mushroom variations can be daunting, especially with the LBMs.

Dry, and in the sun?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-18 18:54:53 GMT (+0000)

Kinda looks like Galerina marginata after drying out, and sitting in the sun. If it was dry that day and sunny, then maybe. When fresh you should see a few more characters.

By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-11-18 16:00:22 GMT (+0000)

The ring isn’t as obvious as some of the G. marginata I’ve seen here in California, but the overall look seems close.

Does it otherwise key out there?

Spore print colour?

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