Observation 63554: Galerina Earle

When: 2011-02-13

Collection location: Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

No specimen available

Found growing from well decayed hardwood log along with a few others.

Spore Print Color: Brown
Cystidia: Bottle or Bowling Pin shaped

Species Lists


Cap Cuticle, in water
Cap Cuticle, in water
Cystidia, in water
Cystidia, in water
Cystidia, 2000x in water
Spores, 2000x in water

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-18 11:45:22 CST (-0500)

Thank you for you input and the compliment on my micro-shots. (I need to brighten them up a bit).
The macro-shots are just plain terrible. I guess it was a bad picture day for me. hehe

I’ll put it back under the scope soon and check for Pleurocystidia.

Yes, Galerina -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-02-17 15:16:30 CST (-0500)

Well, it is certainly a Galerina. Not just because it looks like one, but the spores are the right shape, roughened, and on a few you can see a clear plage. But it isn’t a G. marginata with those cystidia. Actually, I haven’t found a Galerina with cystidia like those, but that doesn’t mean much I haven’t looked in your area.

It would be good if you could tell if there were pleurocystidia, cystidia on the gill face, instead of the gill edge. Then we would know if we were looking for a Galerina in section Naucoriopsis or section Mycenopsis.

Nice photos from the scope at least, good work there.

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