Observation 143985: Limacella Earle

When: 2013-08-27

Collection location: Goshen, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dianna Smith

Specimen available

These two Amanita-like muchrooms were very slimy-viscid on the cap. The color was a very pale tan with it becoming palet toward the mildly striate marin. Each specimen was approximately two-three inches in height and 2-2 1/2 inches in cap width. The gills were relatively fleshy with an irregular edge. No ring was visible on the white stipe. The base was very rounded and soft.
They were found under Eastern Whte pines in moss and pine needle debris.

Rod, if you are interested in looking at them, I have saved them.



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: The base of the stem looks like it might have a collar. Universal veil remnants are on the cap surface.

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By: Dianna Smith
2013-08-28 04:56:45 CDT (-0400)

I can see where you think these may be in the Amanita gemmata group, Alan, but what leads me to think they are Limacella is that they were way beyond sticky or tacky. There was a thick layer of “slime” on the cap reminiscent of the “goo” on some species of Suillus, which encapsulated remnants of the universal veil. Also, they were quite petite and delicate in stature and were a shade of pale tan rather than pale yellow.

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