Mushroom identification


The mushrooms in the Galerina genus typically have a conical to bell-shaped cap, a slender stalk and gills that are attached to the stem. The caps can range from light to dark brown and may be smooth, striated, or scaly. They obtain nutrients from decomposing organic matter, meaning they often grow on tree stumps. The spores are brown in color, which is a key characteristic for identification. There are about 300 species worldwide in the genus.

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Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very difficult to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. Because of that, we strongly advise against consuming wild mushrooms, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions. Therefore, the information presented here is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as any basis for consuming any plants or mushrooms.