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Welcome to Mushroom World, your resource for mushroom information. On this site you can search for mushrooms in our database and read about them. You can use this information to identify fungus, but do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. It takes normally years of experience to be able to identify mushrooms reliably. The responsibility for the identification is yours; the site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. Please read the disclaimer.

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If this site cannot help you, we recommend mushroomobserver.org, which is a community site for mushroom identifications.

Today's Mushroom

Todays mushroom is Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Scaly-veiled Galerina). The mushroom is Edible. It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: This medium-sized agaric has a bright tan cap, drying paler from the centre. It also has yellowish or reddish brown gills and a ring on the stem. It grows clustered on stumps and logs of broad-leaf trees, favorfavoring birch.

Cap convex, becoming flattened with a blunt umbo, and hygrophanous; as damp shiny and greasy with a deep orange-brown colour towards the rim; often there is a disc of lighter flesh in the middle. Cinnamon-coloured as dry. Gills initially light and later cinnamon brown and broadly attached to the stem and crowded. Sometimes somewhat decurrent. Spores are ochre-brown. Stem about 0.5–1 cm in diameter with a ring which separates the bare, smooth light cinnamon upper part from the darker brown shaggily scaly lower part.

Similar species A group of poisonous Galerina species are similar. Galerina are unicolor and Galerina marginata have fibers and no stem scales.

Warning: This mushroom is not recommended to be picked as food because it can be confused with the deadly poisonous Galerina marginata.

Kuehneromyces mutabilis on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Dimensions: Cap 3-6 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 0.5-1 cm thick

If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.

Kuehneromyces mutabilis
Kuehneromyces mutabilis



WARNING

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