- Common Name(s):
- Deadly Galernia, Autumn Skullcap
- Poisonous Plants
The small brown sticky caps, white annulus, rusty brown spore prints and occurrence on rotted wood are good diagnostic characteristics. This species is one of a complex that is best separated by an expert. Galerina marginata and G.veneata also contain the same toxins produced by G. autumnalis making these three species some of our most poisonous mushrooms.
- CAP small, about 1.5-2.5 in. in diameter, sticky when moist, dark brown to brownish yellow as it dries, margin striate when wet; GILLS attached to the top of the stalk, yellow becoming brown as spores develop; STALK light brown to tan, fibrillose below annulus, hollow, base with dense white mycelium; ANNULUS white becoming brown with spore deposit, located near the top of the stalk, may disappear with age; SPORE PRINT rusty brown
- USA, NC
- Apparently well distributed throughout NC
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Symptoms may occur 6-24 hours after eating and include severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea which may persist 6-9 hours. Initial symptoms are frequently followed by a lag period up to 24 hours. During this symptomless period toxins are severely affecting the liver resulting in gastrointestinal bleeding, coma, kidney failure and death usually within 7 days after eating.
- NOT EDIBLE!
- Toxic Principle:
- The small brown sticky caps, white annulus, rusty brown spore prints and occurrence on rotted wood are good diagnostic character
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area, landscape. Singly or in small clusters on rotted wood
NCCES plant id: 1055