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Kuehneromyces mutabilis   (Scaly-veiled Galerina)
Family
Strophariaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 3-6 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 0.5-1 cm thick
Edibility

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.



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