Galerina marginata (Deadly Galerina)
Europe, North America, Asia and Australia
Cap 2.5-6.5 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 0.3-0.8 cm diameter
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Galerina marginata, also known as Deadly Galerina or 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. The colour is honey yellow with an orangish tint, gradually transitioning to a cinnamon to brownish-orange shade. As it dries out, the colour often fades noticeably, resulting in a two-toned appearance. In its early stages, the margin may have whitish veil remnants, but it usually becomes bare and finely lined as it matures. Gills typically narrow and crowded, with a broadly adnate to nearly decurrent attachment to the stem and convex edges. They are pallid brown when young, becoming rusty brown or brownish as the spores mature. Stem more or less equal or slightly enlarged downward. 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. The fragile stems are often curved. Buff at the apex and browner towards the base and usually longitudinally fibrilose. The basal mycelium is white. Spore print rusty brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are broadly ellipsoidal, measuring 8-10 by 5-6┬Ám, and they have a textured surface with small warts.

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