Galerina clavata    (Velen.) Kühner 

common name(s) : Ribbed Bell 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Crepidotaceae  

synonyms: Galerina heterocystis ss.auct. 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Galerina clavata toxicity of Galerina clavata genus Galerina  

The cap is yellow to ochre; its margin is striate when moist, with white veil remnants. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is long and thin, brown-yellow, with whitish fibrils, without ring.

The flesh is ochraceous, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then yellow-rusty red, adnate, distant . The spore print is red brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in mixed woods, parks, gardens, amongst moss, on a rather non calcareous soil.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 0.5 and 3 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : pale ochre cap with very grooved margin; very distant gills

Galerina clavata is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18