Observation 147789: Limacella sect. Lubricae H.V. Sm. ex Singer


A second collection of this was made a few hundred feet from this one.
Second collection located several hundred feet from the first, also in mixed conifers including Pinus, Picea, Tsuga, Thuja,

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How about two years? :)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-02-19 20:45:12 CET (+0100)

This material has been successfully sequenced and a sequence was derived of the “proposed fungal barcode gene.” This sequence differs slightly from the one that was derived from your material of MO #156614 and MO #178302 and is most like the sequence from the collection you sent me from “S side Sullivan Crk., W of bridge on For. Service Rd. 500, Colville Nat. For., Pend Oreille Co., WA” for which I don’t have an MO observation #. All four collection could be a single species; and what said for the other collections goes for this one: the sequences obtained are quite close to those those from Limacellasp-CMP1052.” It is also the case for the present material and the other one from Sullivan Creek, that we are hoping to get at least one more gene sequenced to see if that will further clarify the situation (or not).

Again, thank you for your efforts with regard to collecting and sending this material.

Very best,


That is fine Rod.
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-12-08 19:54:43 CET (+0100)

I’m rather inured to the gradual pace of mycology. Like it or not, a year is not that long.

That’s nice to see the specimen with cap still unexpanded.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-12-08 18:53:23 CET (+0100)

Very nice.

Right at this moment, my colleague whose lab is sequencing limacellas is largely focused on the limacellas for the Agaricales Diversification project (aka aDiv, aka “3000 agarics”). So this is good news and bad news. The good news is that we will have sequences for several dozen limacella collections when he is finished. The not so good news is that we may not get to actually having a sequence from your materials until some time next year.

Here in New Jersey, we got swamped with collections to support our projects this year; so we have wonderful material…and we’re still opening the boxes and finding other wonderful material.

Very best,


By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-12-08 17:52:26 CET (+0100)

Thanks for the update. I’ve added a photo of the second collection.

Hello, Drew.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-12-08 15:43:22 CET (+0100)

Your two collections of this date have been accessioned in our herbarium and scheduled for DNA sampling. Thank you very much.

Rod Tulloss

Thank you very much, Drew.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-10-10 17:07:53 CEST (+0200)


By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-10-10 07:13:50 CEST (+0200)

I will send portions of both collections.

I don’t think that this is Limacella illinita
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-10-10 06:31:14 CEST (+0200)

either in the European sense or in any of the several senses in which I have seen the name used in the Americas. The absolutely pure white cap is very striking.

Drew, I would very much like to see one or both of the collections to which you refer in this observation. I would like, first of all, to confirm that it has the microscopic characters of a Limacella. At present, I am collaborating on a project to sequence a few genes from as many of the world’s limacellas as can be located for the purpose. I am also interested in the macro- and micromorphology.

If you would like to participate in the project, dried material can be sent to me at

Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum
P. O. Box 57
Roosevelt, NJ 08555-0057

For the current project, we are interested in obtaining dried material of all limacellas found anywhere on earth.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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