Galerina graminea?

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Lee Dingain
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Galerina graminea?

Post by Lee Dingain » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:03 pm

I'm fairly sure this is Galerina graminea? Was growing on grassland in Surrey last month. Are there similar species I need to consider?
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Re: Galerina graminea?

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:11 pm

Hi
Galerina species, with the exception perhaps of Galerina marginata and the sphagnicolous species, cannot be identified without miccroscopy (and even then it's not always easy). I suspect at least half the historic British records of "Galerina hypnorum" were incorrect, for example.
That said this has a touch of the look of a Tubaria

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Re: Galerina graminea?

Post by roy betts » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:32 am

I agree with Chris's comments on identifying Galerinas and also that this is likely a Tubaria (furfuracea probably).
Galerina graminia has a paler, yellow-buff cap and gills and a whitish stem.

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Re: Galerina graminea?

Post by Lee Dingain » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Many thanks Roy and Chris. I really appreciate your comments.

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