Observation 15951: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2008-12-30

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These specimens were almost white, a rare form.

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Galerina autumnalis
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-01-04 01:25:10 CST (+0800)

The light color really makes these specimens look different from other collections of Galerina autumnalis. You can see the rusty brown annular zone in the first photo.

I suspect the light coloration is due to the mushrooms having frozen, thawed, and then dried out a bit.

I wounder if anybody has studied the chemistry that allows these mushrooms to survive freezing.

Not Galerina
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-01-03 03:18:58 CST (+0800)

Did you check a spore print on these, I’m not even sure they are brown spored. If they are are brown spored there are a number of things that would be a better match than Galerina…

Ok, in the first photo it looks like brown spores… these would more likely be Pholiota or Agrocybe before Galerina, you would need a clear photo of the spores to help prove Galerina, and the cap surface to get if it was Pholiota or Agrocybe.