Observation 132507: Galerina marginata (Batsch) Kühner

When: 2013-04-26

Collection location: Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Image Sharer (image sharer)

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Deadly Galerina.JPG
Cheilocystidia 3% KOH.tiff
Cheilocystidia Alive.tiff
Gill trama.tiff
Gill trama (the hyphal pattern also known as the Hymenephoral Trama Proper).

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Can be difficult
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-04-27 09:41:44 CDT (-0500)

but these are too dark, at least for Kuehneromyces mutabilis. The cystidia look like a typical Galerina type.
Taste (and spit): often farinaceous in Galerina – mild, agreeable but not farinaceous in Kuehneromyces.

How confident …
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2013-04-27 09:19:38 CDT (-0500)

… should we be in distinguishing Galerina from Kuehneromyces?

This collection was on the same trail that Galerina marginata and other Galerinas inhabit, and just as the temperatures have begun to rise, this collection – seemingly similar – was found.

I ran NCBI searches for Galerina marginata and Kuehneromyces mutabilis just to get an idea of similarity and based on a 5 minute casual look, they are not at all similar. Something tells me otherwise though. Any insights out there?

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