Observation 33442: Galerina Earle

When: 2010-02-10

Collection location: Foster City, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jeremy (JeremyH)

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why Galerina imo
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-07-06 17:28:27 EDT (-0400)

very smooth somewhat waxy cap top, plus big solidly hygrophanized patch in the middle, plus little white granules (no idea what those are), plus (very faintly) purplish margins, minus any hygrophanized/veil remnant-adorned sub-margin, plus vivid orange gills, plus blackish woody stem, plus orange membranous ring…

i’m sure you can find any of those characters in Tubaria, but the combination seems pretty convincing to me…

Dimitar also expected the cap would be campanulate if this were Galerina, so I’m inclined to take his judgment with a grain of salt here :/

By: Byrain
2014-07-06 16:34:54 EDT (-0400)

Why not Tubaria? To quote an earlier comment…

“Tubaria is the most common local woodchip fungi and looks exactly that way. Thousands of fruitbodies grace our woodchip beds this time of year.”

The pics are kind of ambiguous, but based on pure probability these are more likely Tubaria.

Age vs color
By: Jeremy (JeremyH)
2010-02-12 23:48:11 EST (-0500)

Im still new to this, so I’ll let the Myco’s figure this one out. But in regards to the age, I have to say a few days old, and the dry colors had set in. Hope that helps :)

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-02-12 15:52:23 EST (-0500)

I have to agree with Curecat on Galerina. If these were Tubaria, I would expect to see a rosier brown when wet and a light tan when dry. The deep orange brown to yellow hygrophanous transformation looks very much like the transformation I see in Galerina autumnalis.


Ok, I slept on it, but I still see…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-02-12 14:30:56 EST (-0500)

…more Tubaria than Galerina.. Yes, I reviewed a number of Galerina photos from my own archive, particularly those larger lignicolous ones in the autumnalis/marginata complex. Granted, I can’t be entirely sure as we need at least a couple of more photos from the underside to see how strong the remnants of a partial veil might be, but the fleshier, convex to flat to even laterally expanded cap is very Tubarioid to me, compared to the more conic to campanulate cap for Galerina. This particular pattern of hygrophanity, is also seems very Tubarioid. Again, microscopy will settle this one very easily, but I am having this discussion for the sake of sport and macro-learning…


I don’t think so…
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-12 01:35:52 EST (-0500)

Stem is darker, the colour of the pileus is more Galerina like… More orange, with the reddish tinge on the margin… Tubaria is usually more brown or even slightly pinkish, but not as yellow/orange as these. Especially the hygrophanous cap, which is more yellow, like Galerina.

Yes, these are all really subtle distinctions… But I spend a lot of time in wood chips. I have seen more wood-loving Galerina and Tubaria than I want to admit. To me these do not look like Tubaria.

Why not Tubaria?
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-02-11 23:29:09 EST (-0500)

Tubaria is the most common local woodchip fungi and looks exactly that way. Thousands of fruitbodies grace our woodchip beds this time of year.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-02-11 12:24:12 EST (-0500)

like Cortinariaceae, maybe a cort, maybe Inocybe or one of them. Maybe Galerina too.

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