Dwarf Bell

Galerina pumila

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Dwarf Bell Galerina pumila (Pers.) Singer syn. G. mycenopsis (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 0.5–2cm across, hemispherical then broadly bell-shaped; bright ochre-brown and distinctly striate when moist, drying pale yellow. Stem 30–60×1–2mm; ochraceous, with white, silky fibres when young. Flesh yellowish; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate; yellowish, paler than cap. Spores 9–13×5–6.5¼, elliptical, smooth. Spore print ochraceous. Habitat amongst moss; late summer to late autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility. Note the name G. pumila is probably correct, but in the past this name was wrongly applied to another Galerina.

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