Galerina pumila    (Pers.) M. Lange 

common name(s) : Dwarf Bell 

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

synonyms: Galera mycenopsis, Galerina mycenopsis 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Galerina pumila toxicity of Galerina pumila genus Galerina  

The cap is bright golden yellow to brownish yellow; its margin is striate when moist. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky when damp.

The stem is same colour as cap, fibrillose (young), without ring.

The flesh is yellowish, unchanging; its taste is faint, radish-like; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then yellow-rusty red, adnate, distant . The spore print is ochre. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in coniferous woods, amongst moss.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 3.5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 2 mm (between 1 and 3.5 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Brightly coloured ochre-yellow to orange-brown cap, drying pale, hemispherical when young, very striate; tall; in the moss

Galerina pumila is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Galerina pumila in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Galerina pumila in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18