Observation 196478: Limacella sect. Limacella

Single specimen on ground in duff under redwood. Saw many of these in groups of 1-3 around the park. Overall colors of cap and stem reddish brown.

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Recognized by sight: white partial veil remnants on cap and stem, white spore deposit
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Recognized by sight: I think Rod has a provisional name for this, I forget which number it is.
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Rod, I have a question regarding collecting these to send to you.
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-01-16 16:47:14 PST (-0800)

Often we are travelling and camping for days or a week or so. We have nothing with us to dry specimens. In a case like this if we kept it whole and cold until we got home to dry it would it still be useful to you? I mean in terms of compromised DNA etc.


Yes, that’s correct.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-16 16:21:31 PST (-0800)

In Limacella, there are three sections; and genetic studies so far seem to indicate the gene data supports the division into three groups. Slime on cap and stem >> section Lubricae.

Dry stem with true membranous partial veil (very small group) >> section Amanitellae.

Dry sort of “fluffy” stem with some colored slime dripping on to it in early stage of expansion of the basidiome >> section Limacella.

The largest species count is in the Lubricae, and there are other indications that this section may be of most recent origin.

Very best,


Thanks, Rod
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-01-16 16:14:18 PST (-0800)

Now that I’ve seen one of these I’ll know what to look for next time. From your comments on another posting I gather that in wet/normal conditions the cap would be slimy but the stem not on sect. Limacella?


Something on the website that’s in the same section…. EDITED.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-16 16:12:35 PST (-0800)

I’m not at all confident that this is Limacellasp-L-CA01.” However, at least they seem to be in the same section; and they were both found in California:


Maybe you will run into one that could be collected… :)

Very best,


The stem is fibery and dry, and there is not true membranous partial veil.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-16 16:07:43 PST (-0800)

So I think placing this in section Limacella is a good bet.


Very cool, Christian,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-01-16 14:49:57 PST (-0800)

our first Limacella. It would look a lot different in wet weather I bet.



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