Galerina ribbon

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Galerina vittiformis


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

Galerina vittiformis

Galerina ribbon-like (Galerina vittiformis) – a cap in diameter is from 0.4 to 3 cm, while the young form is conical or convex, the mushroom later opens to bell-shaped or almost flat with a tubercle in the middle and widely convex. Moist, can swell with moisture and absorb it. The color of the cap is honey-yellow, covered with brown stripes.

Plates are frequent or rare, adherent to the stem. The young mushroom is light brown or cream in color, later darkens to the color of the cap. There are still small plates.

Spores are ovoid, light color with a touch of ocher. Spores are formed on basidia (one, two or four on each). On the edge of the plates and on their front side, many cystids are noticeable. Filamentous hyphae with buckles are visible.

Galerina vittiformis

The leg grows from 3 to 12 cm in height and 0.1-0.2 cm in thickness, thin, even, hollow inside, the color is light yellow or brownish, later darkens below to a reddish brown or chestnut brown. The stem ring is mostly missing.

The flesh of the mushroom is thin, breaks easily, light yellow in color. Has practically no taste and smell.

Distribution: grows in swampy areas among various types of moss, also sphagnum (the moss from which peat is formed). Widely distributed in the countries of America and Europe.

Edibility: the toxic properties of the ribbon-like fungus are not fully understood. While this mushroom is not edible. Eating is highly undesirable. Research on this mushroom is ongoing and it is impossible to accurately attribute it to edible or poisonous.

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