Galerina phillipsii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Galerina phillipsii D.A. Reid (illustrated life size) Cap 1–3cmm across, conico-convex then expanded and acutely umbonate; hygrophanous, dark olive-brown when moist, drying rusty brown and striate. Stem 20–40Γ—2–3mm; concolorous with cap except for the paler apex. Flesh concolorous with cap and stem; smell not distinctive. Gills adnexed to notched; olive-brown to rust. Spores 9–12Γ—4.5–5(6)ΒΌ, almond-shaped, ornamented. Spore print brown. Cheilocystidia 30–50Γ—5–8ΒΌ, thin-walled, subcylindrical to bottle-shaped, sometimes swollen to 10ΒΌ at the base. Habitat amongst moss on marshy fire sites; late spring. Very rare. Unknown edibility, avoid.

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