Monday, November 23, 2009

Galerina autumnalis - Deadly Galerina

If one is serious about collecting mushrooms it is important to learn which species are harmful. And, since deadly mushrooms are the worst kind of harmful it is wise to be able to recognize them. The picture above is what I've always assumed to be Galerina autumnalis, the Deadly Galerina. It is small, grows on dead wood, and about the same color as freshly fallen oak leaves; a warm brown. Spore print is rusty brown.

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