Galerina clavata

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Galerina clavata

15 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, often with a central bump, radially lined, yellowish to yellowish orange, paler when dry, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Broad, distant, adnexed to adnate emarginate, yellowish, then yellowish brown

Stem

Slender, equal, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Thin, pale yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On soil with moss, and in grass, especially lawns

Spore Print

Ochraceous rust

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, finely warty with a slightly irregular outline (11-17) x (6-8) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 2 or 4 spored. Stem cystidia cylindrical, capitate (with an expanded head). Gill edge cystidia skittle shaped (lageniform, capitate).

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species cannot be recognised without a microscope.

Additional Photographs

Galerina clavata

15 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina clavata

Note: the small mushroom in the far right bottom corner is probably a Psilocybe semilanceata. 15 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin