Galerina calyptrata

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Galerina calyptrata

On rotten wood. 7 November 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, lined, margin sometimes scalloped, yellow brown, drying pale brown, to about 1 cm across

Gills

Adnate, somewhat distant, edges serrated, yellow brown

Stem

Slender, equal, yellow brown, paler at the apex

Flesh

Thin, pale yellow brown

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Rarely reported

Habitat

With moss, on soil and rotten wood

Microscopic Features

Spores almond shaped, often with small wing like appendages (calyptrate), mottled (9-12) x (5-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped 4 spored. Cystidia on the stem apex cylindrical, sometimes with an expanded head (capitate). Gill face cystidia not present. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical to slightly flask shaped (lageniform), often capitate.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus cannot be recognised without microscopy. There are numerous small Galerina species, all of which are rather hard to identify.

Additional Photographs

Galerina calyptrata

On rotten wood. 7 November 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina calyptrata

Identity confirmed by Alick Henrici. Kew Accession Number K(M)165919. 3 April 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina calyptrata

Cystidia on the stem apex, viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 7 November 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina calyptrata

Spores viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 7 November 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin