When: 2007-07-23

Collection location: Umeå, Sweden [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Photos by TK, used with permission.


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Recognized by sight: Galerina marginata doesn’t usually form dense clusters

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in principal yes, but
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2013-02-11 22:25:29 PST (-0800)

when Galerina marginata grows on wood chips or saw dust, it can form dense clusters like shown in the foto. And the collection seems to originate from wood chips, that’s why I wouldn’t give too much on the clustering of the fruitbodies.

best regards,

Kuehneromyces, not Galerina
By: Peter G Werner (pgwerner)
2013-02-11 21:58:47 PST (-0800)

Galerina doesn’t grow in dense caespitose clusters like this. It is, however, typical of Kuehneromyces. The heaviness of the spore deposit on the lamellae also fits.

This is what a dense cluster of Galerina looks like:


Not at all the same “piling on top of each other” pattern you see in Kuehneromyces.

no way?
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2013-02-11 21:41:38 PST (-0800)


can you explain, why this can in no way be a Galerina?


No way that’s a Galerina
By: Peter G Werner (pgwerner)
2013-02-11 16:47:06 PST (-0800)

Almost certainly Kuehneromyces, though less sure about which species, especially since it hasn’t been well-monographed from Europe.

By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-08-31 03:35:46 PDT (-0700)

I haven’t thought that the collection probably is not confirmed microscopically, but certainly it is not.
Nevertheless the 2nd picture shows the ring-like veil remnant and the rusty spore powder on it. Kuehneromyces should have a less vivid colour, more like greyish-brown than such a rusty orange-brown. So I still think it is Galerina, although I have to admit that I have never seen Kuehneromyces lignatilis/vernalis/myriadophylla.

With those dense gills,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-30 23:26:48 PDT (-0700)

why not Kuehneromyces myriadophyllus then? (by some synonymized with lignicola)

on wood chips
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-08-30 22:45:07 PDT (-0700)

we have seen Galerina marginata in big clusters on wood chips several times here in Germany, and there is also a publication about that phenomen. Clusters had up to 200 fruitbodies! Those clusters are very likely to be confused with the edible Kuehneromyces mutabilis!

cespitose clusters
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-08-30 15:37:15 PDT (-0700)

I have never seen G. marginata grow in massive clusters like this, which makes me wonder if this is a different species.