Observation 93883: Limacella delicata var. glioderma (Fr.) Gminder

When: 2008-09-26

Collection location: Pend Oreille Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Parker (mycotrope)

Specimen available

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Used references: Funga Nordica: cap flesh-coloured or yellowish with a brownish rose centre; gills medium spaced, white; stem cylindrical, whitish to pale rose, with flocks of veil under the fugacious ring-zone. Sp 4-5 × 3.5-5 μm, globose to subglobose

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By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-05-06 16:25:19 CEST (+0200)

From what I can tell, there have been more records of glioderma in the northwest US (at least 2 from BC) than kauffmanii (none), but one never knows. However, though the color is close, it sounds like it is slimier than this collection and grows with deciduous trees, making it more unlikely (There was one aspen in the vicinity). As you suggest, maybe it is just delicata, or a different var. of delicata. Anyway, I appreciate the input Irene.

I think
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-05-06 10:58:35 CEST (+0200)

this could be a species/var. without name, but even in Washington, I imagine that you have a better chance to find something described from North America (kauffmanii) than a european species like glioderma or delicata.

Btw, if glioderma isn’t accepted as a species of its own, it could just as well be named Limacella delicata. But delicata is a species I don’t know much about – I would have loved to see Fries’ icon of that one!

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-05-06 04:42:03 CEST (+0200)

It’s more yellow than the typical glioderma. L. kauffmanii is a southeastern US species and not known from the northwest. The stipe has scaly patches, and looks dry between the patches. Glishra that I’ve seen lack the patches and have heavy glutenous coating on both cap and stem. There are pinkish tones on the stipe pointing to glioderma. Spores were 4-5 µm matching glioderma 3-5(Smith) better than Glishra 5-6.3 (Smith). So maybe not definitive, but that is how I got there.

Why glioderma?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-05-05 09:17:07 CEST (+0200)

looks too yellow for glioderma.
Why not kauffmanii – or glishra – or Limacella sp…?

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