Deadly Galerina Galerina marginata (Batsch) K├╝hner 1935  Synonyms: Galerina autumnalis.

Status:

Poisonous! Contains the same deadly toxins as the Amanitas. Fruits primarily in the fall, when it may be confused with honey mushrooms. (L. Biechele, pers. comm.)

According to Michael Kuo and Index Fungorum, as of 2001, DNA analysis has put G. autumnalis and several other Galerina species together and lumped them under the old European name, G. marginata. Older field guides could have either name. Newer ones have adopted marginata (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Description:

This LBM (little brown mushroom) is usually attached to decaying wood. Cap is about 2-5 cm in diameter with brownish-colored gills. Spore print is rusty-brown. There is a fragile annulus on the stipe. (L. Biechele, pers. comm.)

There are 70 records in the project database.

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Deadly Galerina (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/3/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Deadly Galerina in Howard Co., Maryland (11/3/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Deadly Galerina (fruiting bodies from below) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/3/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Deadly Galerina growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/5/2018). Determined by Jo Solem/BugGuide. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Deadly Galerina in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Deadly Galerina (young fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/26/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Deadly Galerina growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/5/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores from Deadly Galerina in Howard Co., Maryland (11/3/2016).Ellipsoid/fusiform, roughtned, light brown; measured 8.4-9.2 X 5.0-5.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Deadly Galerina specimen in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2014). Photographed at 100x magnification. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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