Observation 179220: Limacella sect. Amanitellae Gminder

When: 2014-09-15

Collection location: La Jolla, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)

Specimen available

under pine
odor farinaceous/mushroomy, a little better on cap top than hymenium
taste farinaceous with a little kick
cap had been sticky
cap with a low umbo, darker towards the disk
soft, not tough or waxy, subclose gills
notched, free-appearing gills
boldly expanding stem apex

Proposed Names

5% (2)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: RET in obs 178378, assuming there aren’t suddenly two Limacella sections represented in SoCal

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Would you be willing send me a part of the specimen from this observation?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-26 04:30:45 PDT (-0700)

I think it would be very valuable for my research.

Thanks for your consideration of the request.

Very best,


I see Christian’s point.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-17 10:11:38 PDT (-0700)

If a microscope were available, I’d also check the cap surface for narrow, upstanding (or collapsing and formerly upstanding) hyphe with lots of clamp connections. In a Limacella these would be the gluten-retaining hyphae on the pileus.

Very best,


Do you have a way to look at spores?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-09-17 08:49:26 PDT (-0700)

Round spores will point to Limacella (which I am leaning towards)

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