Galerina marginata (Bundelmosklokje (BE) / Deadly galerina (EN) / Gifthäubling (DE) / Galère marginée (FR) ) is a deadly poisonous, saprobic fungus in the Strophariaceae family. Fruit bodies may grow solitarily, but more typically in groups or small clusters, and appear in the summer to autumn. Sometimes, they may grow on buried wood and thus appear to be growing on soil. The toxins found in Galerina Marginata are known as amatoxins. The species has been mistaken in the past with representatives of the genus Psilocybe by those interested in collecting hallucinogenic mushrooms. This has resulted in several poisonings and at least one death.
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