adion's picture


Observed: 17th March 2011 By: adion

Similar to FUNGI 1 except in bell shape, this fungihas more apparent fibers at the edge of the cap with a dark brown and pale brown ring.
The reason it this fungi is does not possibly not Galerina tibiicystis is because it does not appear in the GBIF records in the UK.
This fungi is mostely surrounded by stonecrops, mosses and invasive plants. The entourage suggests the soil is acidic. It is exposed to drought, cold weather, rough winds, and sunlight as it is not shaded and is unprotected from environmental conditions.
It is located on a rooftop on a hill near the English SW coast.


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flaxton's picture

Just like your other

Just like your other "Galerina" what is it that makes you feel it is G tibiicystis? Both of your suggestions have distinctive Cystidia and spore ornamentation have you done the microscope work to see this or is it just from the substrate and photos in a book or on the net?

AlanS's picture


Impossible (at least for me) to name this just from the view of the top of the cap, but it most certainly is not Galerina tibiicystis. Why do you think this is a species that grows only in Sphagnum bogs???

In any case, G. tibiicystis has a more yellow brown cap, does not have a ring and has distinctive cystidia on the stem. I do not understand what you are trying to say about GBIF records, but G. tibiicystis is widespread and common in Britain, within its correct habitat.

How are you trying to identify these fungi? Any credible identification source will have some written information, and this MUST be read and considered.