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KEY TO THE MOST COMMON SPECIES OF GALERINA by Alec Wood
1.a   fruit body fleshy, naucoroid, stem substantial, with membranous annulus, mostly on wood
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b   Fruit body thin, mycenoid, stem slender, mostly without
annulus, on wood or soil or with moss
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2.a   On soil, spores 7-9mm, ornamentation moderate,
perispore moderate, cystidia simple
G. unicolour
b   On wood 3

3.a   Cystidia bifurcate or more divided, spores 8-10mm, ornamentation moderate, perispore moderate
G. patagonica
b   Cystidia simple 4

4.a   Spore ornamentation moderate, perispore moderate,
spores 7- 9.5mm
G. marginata
b   Spore ornamentation low, perispore thin,
spores 8-9.5mm
G. rudericola

5.a   Alpine, among Sphagnum, spores 10-12.5mm G. oreophila
b   Not alpine, not with Sphagnum 6

6.a   Cystidia thick walled, metuloids, spores 10-11.5mm G. nana
b   Cystidia thin walled 7

7.a   Stipe with annulus, usually fibrillar, spores 7.5-8.5mm  
b   Stipe without annulus 8

8.a   Cystidia narrowly ventricose/lageniform; spores 8-9.5mm,
>< elliptic
G. muscolignosa
b   Cystidia >< cylindric, spores 9.5-11mm, elliptic to
almond shaped
G. neocalyptrata