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Galerina atkinsoniana A.H. Sm. 1953


In the field, G. atkinsoniana is nearly indistinguishable from G. decipiens , differing noticeably only in forming a darker, entirely pruinose stipe compared to the pale, glabrous stipe of G. decipiens . Micromorphologically, however, G. atkinsonianaforms large basidiospores on two sterigmate basidia and conspicuous pleurocystidia,whereas G. decipiens forms small basidiospores on 4-sterigmate basidia and lackspleurocystidia. Galerina atkinsoniana is one of the more common Galerina species ofthe northern hemisphere ( http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~ded/Native_Fore... )


Galerina vittiformis is the type species of the genus Galerina. This species is common in beds of damp moss (along with many other species of Galerina). There are a number of variations of this species that have been named over the years: var. vittiformis f. vittiformis is a 2-spored species; var. vittiformis f. tetrasporis is a 4-spored form; var. pachyspora has been collected on Macquarie Island-----They are often found growing on wood, and when on the ground have a preference for mossy habitats (wikipedia)


this spotting is going about the little mushroom next to the commonly known puffball, i just saw the "galerina" at home, so i don't have more different pictures of them!! ------ ( http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Li... )

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Lat: 50.88, Long: 5.99

Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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