Galerina pumila (Dwarf Bell)
Europe, North America
Cap 1-1.5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.15-0.25 cm thick
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Galerina pumila, also known as Dwarf Bell, is a very small tawny-yellow agaric that grows solitary or in small groups amongst moss. It is one of a small group of bright orange Galerina species, most of which seem unable to survive without mosses.

Cap ochraceous-tawny, hygrophanous, meaning it is more pallid when dry. It is at first convex, becoming expanded, striate almost to the centre, not greasy or viscid. The flesh is pallid cap colour and thin. Gills ochraceous-brown, adnate and moderately to widely spaced. Stem cylindrical and hollow, yellow-brown and slightly rough due to attached veil fragments, especially near the top of the stem. The stem has no ring. Spore print ochraceous-brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores exhibit an ellipsoidal to amygdaloid (almond-shaped) morphology, appearing nearly perfectly smooth, with dimensions ranging from 10 to 13.5 μm in length and 5 to 7 μm in width.

Galerina pumila on the First Nature Web site.

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