Galerina autumnalis

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Inocybe pyriodoraBrown, Olive, Orange or Tan Spored     Suborder
Gills not free
Spore print tan, orange, deep ochre, yellowish olive, olive brown, rusty or cinnamon brown or deep brown
Ring usually either absent or not membranous

Pholiota albocrenulataLignicolous Brown Spored     Family
Growing on wood

Tubaria furfuraceaLittle Lignicolous Brown Spored     Subfamily
Cap usually less than an inch across; hygrophanous; usually darker shade(s) of brown: more or less caramel-colored
Sometimes lacking a stem

Galerina     Genus
Cap conical or "helmet-shaped" for a long time; glabrous; color and translucency resembling a caramel, when fresh
Usually growing on logs, in moss

Galerina autumnalis     (Peck) Singer & A. H. Smith

Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.


Microscropic Characters