Deadly Galerina (Galerina marginata)
Habitat: Growing on decaying hardwood (pushing through bark) at the top of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.
Gill surface: pale orange to gold, shortly decurrent, slightly crowded
Stipe: pale orange to brown near apex, darkening towards base; most are awkwardly bent (flimsy) due to growth under the bark of the substrate.
Pilei: convex to planar, tacky/damp in texture, cinnamon orange (fading to paler orange with age)
Odor: Sweet, pleasant
Spore print: Rusty brown
''Galerina marginata'' is a species of poisonous fungus in the family Hymenogastraceae of the order Agaricales. Prior to 2001, the species ''G. autumnalis'', ''G. oregonensis'', ''G. unicolor'', and ''G. venenata'' were thought to be separate due to differences in habitat and the viscidity of their caps, but phylogenetic analysis showed that they are all the same species.
The fruit bodies of this fungus have brown to yellow-brown caps that fade in color when drying. The gills are.. more