Observation 20370: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.
When: 2009-04-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This small fungi was about 35-40mm in height. The mantle was about 15mm across.
The stipe had fine slowly rotating raised edges that traveled from the fungi base to the top of the stipe. There was a hint of very light pink colouring in the gills when the light shone through from the top side of the mantle. The gills were even and well formed. The cap was slightly moist as was the stipe and both were tending to be slightly sticky. The root base had some fine hair like roots but was not tending to be bulbous.


Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

65% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: the twisting stipe and what look to be pink spores at the apex make me think Entoloma
-26% (3)
Used references: B. Fuhrer (Rod Tulloss)

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Ooopa. I wasn’t clear..
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-04-19 08:33:45 MST (-0700)

I didn’t mean that I agreed with the original proposed determination of the species. If Noah is correct about pink spores on the upper stipe (and I think I see pink in the top photograph), I’d have to agree that the photographs are likely to show something in the Entolomataceae. I don’t think that Grgurinovic would have missed Entoloma-like spores in the work up preceding publication of L. pitereka. The spores illustrated in the original description of that species are suitable for the Amanitaceae in terms of size and shape. Grgurinovic states that its spore print is white.


Limacella pitereka Grgur.

Having trouble updating the file to Limacella pitereka Grgur. Original naming remains. Nathan, you can adjust if you agree. Ta, KK

Suggested naming

As usual Rod I am out of my depth. Do you have a suggested name please. I see “Eccilia” as an alternative. What is your thoughts on this. Chow, kk

Limacella in Australia
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-04-18 10:04:57 MST (-0700)

Very few Limacella spp. are described from the Southern Hemisphere and several of those taxa do not appear to belong in the genus, not to mention, in the family Amanitaceae. I’m currently not completely sure that L. pitereka is a Limacella.

Grugruinovic says the gill trama is inverse. I don’t know of any other Limacella with inverse gill trama. If it is a Limacella WITH inverse gill trama, then its DNA should certainly be sequenced in case it should prove to be a missing link with the Pluteaceae.

At any rate, viscidity is not sufficient to define a Limacella. They are often strongly glutinous when wet. Limacella pitereka is so-described and is said to have a sort of glutinous cortina during expansion of the cap.

The slime on a Limacella is due to what appears to be an exudate from hyphae with narrow tip cells or narrow chains of cells (both options analogous to the volva in Amanita) that project upward from the cap and hang from the sides of the stipe.

Very best,


Proposed additional name.

I found a reference in Bruce Fuhrer’s Book on Australian Fungi P116-117 image 170 that has a real possability of being the specimen. Any further considerations are most welcome.

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