Observation 96480: Galerina Earle
When: 2012-06-05
(35.6423° -83.75° 610m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: -Found in mossbed under hardwoods
-Will update with spore images later


Pleurocystida, Pileipellis, and lamellar trama.
Pleurocystida, Pileipellis, and lamellar trama.
Pleurocystida, Pileipellis, and lamellar trama.

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Using Smith-Singer key
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-06-07 21:58:29 CEST (+0200)

Does Galerina fallax sound right?
or G. evelata?
and G. subcerina sounds maybe the best I think.

nice Christine!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-06-07 18:39:00 CEST (+0200)

I love when Doug gets all excited like this over a well-done obsie! ;)

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-06-07 18:34:56 CEST (+0200)

Nice work on the scope, looks like you might have all the features you need here. You got the cutis on the pilleipellis, so you are sure it is a Galerina. You have the cheilocystidia, which are inflated lageniform with sub-capitate ends. There are no pleurocystidia in this one. And the spores are pointed, smooth, with a plage, and calyptrate, and are on mostly 2-spored basidia, with a few 3-spored basidia obs. If you had Meltzer’s they would be dextrinoid too.

So, it is in the section Mycenopsis, or section Calyptrata in Smith and Singer. Might be able to get a species on this going from there.

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