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The cap and stalk


Less than 5 cm


Simple stem



Spore print

pink to brown




Galerina pseudocerina A.H. Sm. & Singer 1958


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Galerina

Egon Horak
Röhrlinge und Blӓtterpilze in Europa, 2005
Henning Knudsen & Jan Vesterholt
Funga Nordica 2012
J.Breitenbach / F. Kränzlin
Pilze der Schweiz 5, 2000
Meinhard Moser
Kleine Kryptogamenflora Band IIb/2, 1978

Scientific name: Galerina pseudocerina A.H. Sm. & Singer 1958
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 23.07.2013:
Habit of Growth: Saprotroph
Protection: Mushroom is not protected

Detailed description

Cap: 0,5-1,8 cm, across, first hemispherical, later convex, sometimes with a small umbo, rarely conical, smooth, dull, hygrophanous, deep red brown and not or only faintly striate if wet, if dry cream yellow, margin is even and acute.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first cream ocher, later reddish ocher, broad, noched na broadly atached as well as little strongly decurrent, edges are white flocculose.
Spore print: red brown
Spore: amygdaliform, strong verrucose, 10,9-14,6 x 6,9-8,9 μm
Stem: 1,5-3,5 x 0,1-0,2 cm, cylindric, sometimse with a little enlarged base, solid, elastic, dark red brown, later paler, covered with distant white fibrils over the entire length, white powedred on the apex and white tomentose on the base.
Flesh: brown to creamy, thin, odor is herbaceous, taste is bitter.
Habitat: gregarious, more rarely solitary, near subalpine and alpine bush of dwarf willows like net leaved willow or halberd willow, among mosses anf grasses, grows in summer.
Edibility: inedible

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