Galerina vittiformis

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Galerina vittiformis

23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding, radially lined, rusty brown to yellow brown, 5 to 20 mm across

Gills

Adnate, yellow brown, darkening with age

Stem

Equal, covered with fine hairs, yellow brown, darker towards the base

Flesh

Thin, concolorous with the cap

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Mealy

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

Among mosses in grassland and heaths and on rotten wood

Spore Print

Rust

Microscopic Features

Spores almond shaped, warty (10-13) x (5.5-7) µm2 in 2 spored forms and (8-10.5) x (5.5-7) µm2 in 4 spored forms. Basidia 2 or 4 spored. Gill cystidia flask shaped (lageniform) with a long neck, tip sometimes slightly expanded. Stem cystidia similar, plentiful, present along the entire stem. Cystidia not present on the cap surface.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Although not easy to recognise, the habitat and the distinctly pruinose stem are characteristic features of this species. G. atkinsoniana is extremely similar to the 2 spored form, but differs by having cystidia on the cap surface, and slightly larger spores.

Additional Photographs

Galerina vittiformis

23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina vittiformis

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina vittiformis

Gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina vittiformis

Stem cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Galerina vittiformis

Stem cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 23 November 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin