When: 2011-08-26

Collection location: Marlborough, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

Specimen available

Christian found these on a decomposing log covered in moss. There was conifer and hardwood in the immediate area, and I was rushing along to catch up and did not assess what the wood may have been. Perhaps if Christian noticed what it was he might be able to fill in that blank.
The size was quite small- smallest species of Galerina found that day. About 1cm tall and the cap about .5cm wide.
Douglas, have you ever seen this one?

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-11-02 18:05:42 PDT (-0700)

Thank you both for the lead. Having compared with some images online, it seems like a good match for G. triscopa. I will create the name.

I would have thought of G. triscopa too
By: Renée Lebeuf (Renée Lebeuf)
2011-11-02 07:14:53 PDT (-0700)

Which I identified this year.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-08-30 10:23:14 PDT (-0700)

Given that they are small (ish, relatively small…), kinda dark, on moss covered rotting wood, and with the acute umbo, it kinda suggests G. triscopa. You can compare to what I saw in Europe on those. If nothing else, you can look at the spores, if they are roughened, slightly pointed, with a plage, and small-ish, about 6.5 × 4 um on ave., then that would help sug. G. triscopa. But with the 100+ species in the Smith and Singer book, and no idea on how real all those are, it is hard to say.