Galerina marginata    (Batsch) Kühner 

common name(s) : Funeral Bell, Marginate Galera 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Crepidotaceae  

synonyms: Galera marginata, Pholiota marginata 

edibility : deadly poisonous

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photo gallery of  Galerina marginata potential confusions with  Galerina marginata toxicity of Galerina marginata genus Galerina  

The cap is yellow (when dry) to tawny-brown (when damp), with a central umbo; its margin is striate when moist. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is thin, striate with whitish, yellow towards top, brown towards base, becoming black from the base with age, with a short-lived ring.

The flesh is yellowish, unchanging; its taste is mealy; the odour is mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are cream then tobacco brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is red brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, in tufts or isolated, in coniferous (sometimes deciduous) woods, with spruce, pine.

The fruiting period takes place from June to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 0.5 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 9 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 5 mm (between 1.5 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : hygrophanous (often two-toned), on coniferous stumps, in groups and not in large tufts; greasy cap surface when damp; bell-shaped or flattened cap, with a striate margin especially when humid; white vertical streaks on stem

Galerina marginata is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Galerina marginata in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Galerina marginata in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18