Autumn skullcap


 Scientific name: Galerina marginata
Common names: Autumn skullcap

Hazard associated: Causes liver damage.

Notes: Kuehneromyces.mutabilis

  • 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.

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Image credits:

“Gifthäublinge” by Lebrac – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons –
“Kuehneromyces.mutabilis.-.lindsey” by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons –