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This mushroom was growing from the ground in a mossy boggy area of a narrow river valley. The white annular zone reminds me of Galerina autumnalis but cortinate veil remnants are visible in the photos. I’m not sure what it is, but something about this mushroom makes me think it’s deadly.


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Recognized by sight: Looks close to the “Deadly Cort”. This group requires microscopic characters to accurately make an ID.

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Maybe, also might be Galerina.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-12 17:27:32 CDT (-0500)

If found in a mossy boggy area, it also might be a Galerina, although this one does seem to be a little thick… I wouldn’t mind looking at it under the scope (I’ve got to stop saying that… but it is true…). About half the Galerinas have a cortina, and a number of those leave a ring on the stipe. Might be Galerina paludosa, but who knows until more details are found…

As a note, some people claim there is a definite difference in spore print color, with Cortinarius as rusty-brown and Galerina as just brown to yellow-brown. I’m not that big a fan of those details of spore color, it is too hard to accurately describe and trust these slight color difference in spore prints (like splitting on earth brown or clay brown?). You could give it a try I guess…

(And to confuse you some more sources site Galerina and Cortinarius as rusty-brown and warted… sometimes I wonder…)