The aptly named Funeral Bell contains the same toxins as the Deathcap so it is a good mushroom to get to know and then avoid.
|Common Names||Funeral Bell (EN), Cloch Godreog (CY), Hełmówka Jadowita (PL), Fenyves Sisakgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Galerina marginata|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||5|
|Average Cap width (CM)||4|
Varying in colour from pale yellow/brown to orange depending on how wet the cap is and how old, usually with a lighter edge compared to the centre.
Mainly on conifer stumps but can be found on deciduous tree stumps, woodchips and in open grassland.
Can look like the Velvet Shank but the Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) has a black, velvety stem with no skirt although the stem is light tan on younger mushrooms.
Also looks very like Sheathed Woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis), which is an edible mushroom but looks too much like the Funeral Bell to make it a safe mushroom for consumption.
Snuff brown. Ellipsoid.
This mushroom is very poisonous and contains the same toxins as the Deathcap (Amanita phalloides).
As a key identity – does this have the “bootlaces” like the honey Fungus?
The Funeral Bell does have rhizomorphs but I can’t find any images to confirm. I will look for some and update the guide with photos if I’m successful.
Hi , i find some mushroom in realy big size near the stump of birch tree and its realy lookalike honeymushroom and it has big and white and tuff stem is this possible to be deadly Galerina marginata?
There is quite a size difference between the larger Honey fungus and the Funeral Bell but it is possible they could be confused. You can send photos to [email protected] and we’ll try to identify them for you. Please include photos of the cap, gills, stem and where they are growing.