Tiny red to golden-colored Galerina growing on Douglas fir log. CAP: 1.7-3cm wide, mostly red, golden closer to edge, rim edged in white with what appears to be remnants of a veil; GILLS: notched, smokey-brown with white edges, knife-like, never joined; STIPE: 2-2.7cm long, enlarged just before the cap, fibrous, tough; with small white scales (dandruff) just under the cap; ANNULUS: minute, a bare white line around the lower portion of the stipe. Dr. Matt Trappe said he saw the annulus, but unless it is that white portion attached to the edge of the cap, I cannot see it. Matches description of G. hypnorum in Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, but did not take a spore print. I do have a voucher collection of it.

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Not sure what this obs. is…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-23 07:06:58 CST (-0500)

This obs. seems to be a double counting of the exact same obs. number 14731. Same photos, same date, same place, and in this case again, it should have the same discussion with the same conclusions. Not sure how else to say this, there is no chance that these are photos of Galerina hypnorum. If you want more info see my discussion and photos in obs. 9222.

You should really try for a photo of the spores at 1000x, that would answer a lot of questions here. If that is not possible, you should check if these have features of Gymnopilus, which should be very bitter tasting. If you have KOH, Gymnopilus will turn dark brick-red to black quickly in KOH on the cap.