Observation 70270: Galerina Earle


Pileus: 7-18mm; Conic to convex with a broad umbo, margin non striate, distinctly undulated in aged specimens; Dark chestnut brown, hygrophanous.

Lamellae: Adnexed with a short decurrent tooth, close; Brown with an almost white margin.

Stipe: 35-45 × 1-2mm; cylindrical, flexuous; Dark reddish-brown, paler yellow-brown towards apex(need to check for caulocystidia), very dark, almost black towards base.

Habit/Habitat: Solitary or occasionally in pairs in moss at the base of Dacrycarpus dacrydioides.

Spores: Ovoid in face view, subamygdaliform in side view; Moderately verrucose with distinct plage and hilar appendage; Perisporium completely surrounding spore, utriculate.
Spore measurements taken in side view.
(9.5-) 10-10.5 (-11.25) x (6.25-) 7-7.5 (-8)µm
Average length and width =10.3 × 7.1µm
Average Q value =1.46

Cheilocystidia: Lageniform with an elongated neck, slightly capitate and occasionally strangulated; Arising from hyphae that run parallel to lamellae margin; Occasionally bifurcate.
37-65 × 7.5-14µm

Pleurocystidia: Similar to cheilocystidia but not as frequently capitate or bifurcate; Lageniform with a long neck, occasionally strangulated.
35-50 × 7-10µm

Basidia: Cylindrical to slightly flexuous and occasionally constricted in the middle; Yellowish granules or droplets as seen in light microscopy mounted in 3%KOH; 4 spored.



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