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Observation 141893: Tubariaceae Vizzini

Found in well-watered lawn of medical center. This specimen was the only one found, associated with moss. Stipe is 2cm long, cap is 4mm wide. Base of stipe a white knot.


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50% (3)
Recognized by sight
7% (2)
Used references: Mushrooms of Northwest North America, by Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen. Based on small stature, habitat and variable stature. Not an exact match. Gills on this obs. are decurrent.
47% (2)
Used references: Mushrooms of Northwest North America; Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Galerina venenata
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-07 01:27:17 CST (+0800)

has been deprecated in MO to Galerina marginata. In Mushrooms of Northwest North America it is described thus: “North American and ony known from the Pacific Northwest; growing in grass. This poisonous mushroom is also deadly and hard to identify, because of the variation in colour and size. More visible than the other two Galerinas because it grows in relatively large groups in grass. This is one to watch out for.”

I usually find it in larger dispersed groups, but only one small area appeared to have enough water to fruit this single specimen early.