Observation 18614: Galerina Earle

When: 2009-01-04

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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Found on moss. A tall straight moss, not sure which kind, is this Sphagnum? I need to learn more about mosses… I was told Sphagnum is rare in CA.

Anyway, I looked at these under the scope, and I post those notes at some point here. These mostly closely resemble the description for G. vexans, but the spores are the wrong size, and the cheilocystidia are slightly the wrong shape. Given other tales of identification with the Smith and Singer monograph, this makes me wonder. These could be a new species though.

Since then, one of these was brought in the ACCF by Christian Schwarz, so there are more out there, and they have a broader distribution.

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The moss
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-18 15:00:27 CST (-0600)

looks like Polytrichum.

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