The aptly named Funeral Bell contains the same toxins as the Death Cap so it is a good mushroom to get to know and then avoid.
|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 has a black, velvety stem with no skirt although the stem is light tan on younger mushrooms.
Also looks very like the Wood Tuft, 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 Death Cap, Amanita phalloides.