When: 2008-11-03

Collection location: Geneva, Switzerland [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

These were brushed off by others as G. marginata, but I’m not sure… I’ll try to put these under the scope later to check. The hygrophanous change is a little strange here, the cap is changing from a ring around the disc outward, where for most Galerina they change from the center out.

Adding some micro-details from awhile back…

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. The fusiod-ventricose cheilocystidia with blunt apecies can been seen here. Also obs. was a lack of pleurocystidia and the spores were dextrinoid.

The second micro-shot is of the spores from the stipe apex at 1000x in KOH. The spores here are ellipsoid and roughened with a plage. The spores are apr. 10 um long.

Putting this together you get Galerina uncialis, which looks a lot like a Galerina marginata, even under the microscope, but is lacking the pleurocystidia.

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Recognized by sight
Used references: A bunch…
Based on microscopic features: fusiod-ventricose cheilocystidia with blunt apecies, no pleurocystidia, roughened spores with a plage.

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