Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Cortinariaceae

Galerina sideroides (Bull.) Kühner

A rare species in Scotland and new to the Outer Hebrides in 2011.
Gregarious on woodland floor debris, it is one of the last Galerinas to appear in the autumn, often into November and December.
The sticky, rusty-brown caps are a useful identification character