Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Deadly skullcap

Galerina marginata

Description:

Deadly skullcap or Funeral Bell grows in a small dispersed group, seem darker brown when younger, the cap becoming more light-cream colored when older. Brown stem, a bit striated; it also seems the ring was there but got absorbed. Narrow, crowded and brown gills.

Habitat:

Grows in a large dispersed patch directly under the cedar tree, probably from the wood-chip mulch. Found in a large town park, under a cedar tree growing on edges of a meadow, end of January to beginning of February - and after a cold wave...

Notes:

My mushroom identification suffers from my lack of experience (and I welcome corrections), but - if my ID is correct this is a highly toxic, or poisonous mushroom as itgs english name suggests. It can easily be confused with few edible mushrooms, namely Armillaria mellea, Pholiota mutabilis or Flammulina velutipes...

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 10 months ago

I think I got it...

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 6.08

Spotted on Feb 9, 2018
Submitted on Mar 27, 2018

Related Spottings

Galerina Galerina Galerina Deadly Galerina

Nearby Spottings

Unnamed spotting Serin European Starling Lilac bonnet