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Galerina marginata   (Funeral Bell)
Family
Strophariaceae
Location
Europe, North America, Asia and Australia
Dimensions
Cap 2.5-6.5 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 0.3-0.8 cm diameter
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Galerina marginata, also known as Funeral Bell, is a small agaric with a yellowish tan, sticky cap, similarly coloured as the gills and a ring on the stem. It grows in clusters on stumps and logs of broad-leaf trees.

Cap starts convex, sometimes broadly conical, and has edges (margins) that are curved in against the gills. It becomes later broadly convex and then flattened, sometimes developing a central elevation or umbo. Gills typically narrow and crowded, with a broadly adnate to nearly decurrent attachment to the stem and convex edges. They are a pallid brown when young, becoming tawny at maturity. Spore print snuff brown. Stem more or less equal or is slightly enlarged downward. Initially solid, it becomes hollow from the bottom up as it matures. The membranous ring is located on the upper half of the stem near the cap but may be sloughed off and missing in older specimens. Above the level of the ring, the stem surface has a very fine whitish powder and is paler than the cap; below the ring, it is brown down to the reddish-brown to bistre base.

Galerina marginata on the First Nature web site.
Galerina marginata on the mykoweb.com web site.
Galerina marginata on the MushroomExpert.Com web site.

The third photo is by Huafang and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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