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Galerina autumnalis           Deadly Galerina

Beautiful but deadly, this Galerina   species is easier to recognize from below than from above.  An important distinguishing feature is the membranous ring on a smooth stalk.

Caps 2-6 cm, convex, moist, yellow-brown to buff, with striate margin. Gills attached, tan to rust-brown, close. Stalks up to 9 cm tall by 8 mm wide, smooth, pale brown, dark brown near the apex, with a membranous ring.  Spore print rust-brown.  Widespread and common, it fruits in clusters on wood. Deadly poisonous.

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