Scientific name: Galerina marginata
Common names: Autumn skullcap
Hazard associated: Causes liver damage.
- Different people may react differently to it.
- This mushroom is often mistaken for several edible species such as Kuehneromyces mutabilis (see right) and this has led to severe and in some cases lethal poisonings.
- Galerina marginata has been mistaken in the past with representatives of the genus Psilocybe by those interested in collecting hallucinogenic mushrooms. This has resulted in severe poisonings.
- This fungus grows in rotted wood and where moss occurs.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galerina_marginata
“Kuehneromyces.mutabilis.-.lindsey” by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kuehneromyces.mutabilis.-.lindsey.jpg#/media/File:Kuehneromyces.mutabilis.-.lindsey.jpg