Galerina paludosa    (Fr.) Kühner 

common name(s) : Bog Bell 

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

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Galerina paludosa toxicity of Galerina paludosa genus Galerina  

The cap is brown yellow to ochre-red, hemispherical; its margin is striate when damp and with veil remnants hanging. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, with a ring zone.

The flesh is pallid, unchanging; its taste is mealy; the odour is mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then yellow-rusty red, adnate, crowded . The spore print is rusty. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in very damp areas : amongst sphagnum, swamps, peatlands.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 12 cm (between 7 and 20 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 2 and 4 mm)

Distinctive features : Dull brown cap with a striate margin and velar remnants; veil forming a kind of ring zone and belts around stem; gills almost concolorous to cap; with sphagnum in wet places, swamps, peat bogs

Galerina paludosa is quite rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Galerina paludosa in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Galerina paludosa in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18