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I’m not completely convinced that the specimen is a Limacella, although it’s possible.
The microscopic images of the surface of the cap support the idea that this is a Limacella given that the cap is initially slimy.
We now have accumulated DNA for over 15 (largely North American, but also European, Australian, and Central American) taxa of Limacella and are continuing to find new species as we progress through more samples.
At the moment, the available evidence suggests that all three sections of the genus are monophyletic (each has single ancestor and represent the known living descendants of that ancestor without exception).
If you can spare some, I would very much like to see material of this taxon and see if we cannot resolve its membership in Limacella and, at least, its placement to section in the genus. A portion of an immature button with slimy cap and a portion of a sporulating specimen would be very helpful. If you decide to share some material, please mark the packets of material so that I can tell which correlates with which MO observation number.
This is an interesting discussion. I’d like to proceed to get a better understanding of the mushroom.
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