Galerina moss

Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum  ) Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum) Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum)

Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hymenogastraceae (Hymenogastric)
  • Genus: Galerina (Galerina)
  • Species: Galerina hypnorum (Galerina mossovaya)

Galerina hypnorum

Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum) – the cap of this mushroom has a diameter of 0.4 to 1.5 cm, at a young age the shape resembles a cone, later it opens to hemispherical or convex, the surface of the cap is smooth to the touch, absorbs moisture from the environment and it swells. The color of the cap is honey-yellow or light brown, when it dries it becomes dark cream in color. The edges of the cap are translucent.

The plates are located often or rarely, adherent to the stem, narrow, ocher-brown in color.

The spores have an elongated, rounded shape, resembling eggs, light brown in color. Basidia are composed of four spores. Filamentous hyphae are observed.

The leg is 1.5 to 4 cm long and 0.1-0.2 cm thick, very thin and brittle, mostly flat or slightly curved, brittle, the upper part is velvety, smooth below, meets with a thickening at the base. The color of the leg is light yellow, after drying it takes on dark shades. The shell disappears quickly. The ring also quickly disappears when the mushroom matures.

The flesh is thin and brittle, light brown or brown in color.

Galerina moss

Distribution: Found mainly in August and September, grows in small groups in moss and on half-rotten logs, the remains of dead wood. Found in coniferous and mixed forests in Europe and North America. It is rare in single copies.

Edibility: the mossy mushroom is poisonous and eating can cause poisoning! It poses a serious danger to human life and health. May be confused with summer or winter honey! Special care is required when collecting mushrooms!

Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum) Moss Galerina (Galerina hypnorum)

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