Observation 218024: Limacella Earle


Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
17% (2)
Recognized by sight: pale cap, no membranous partial veil.
Used references: Matchmaker, Ian Gibson

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-12-15 09:06:05 CST (+0800)

thank you very much.

Yes, we received a small box wrapped in blue paper.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-12-11 04:23:31 CST (+0800)

It contained the material from this observation. Thank you very much. We will report back when we have data on those specimens.

Very best,


By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-12-11 02:56:23 CST (+0800)

package was sent, did you receive it?

Thank you both.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-01 20:19:45 CST (+0800)

Very best,


By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-11-01 13:30:42 CST (+0800)

we will send you the collection and post micro asap.

I’m pretty sure that Limacellla illinita is a European species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-12 03:17:03 CST (+0800)

Helen Vendler Smith applied the name to something from Pacific Coastal states in the U.S. How many candidate species there are (for a match to Dr. Smith’s version of “illinita”) I don’t know. There might be several. I would suggest taking a look at the images associated with code-named species on the Amanitaceae Studies website under the genus Limacella. To see if you find a match to your photos. Try this URL:


Section Lubricae is the “wet-stemmed” section of the genus Limacella."

The code-named taxa are the ones with names beginning “sp-.”

The taxon most frequently called “illinita” in Mexico and western US states is Limacellasp-CMP0152,” for which we now have a good deal of data. How far north its range extends is unknown.

Very best,


I’d be very interested in seeing your specimen or a part of it…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-08 13:21:51 CST (+0800)

if that is convenient.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss