Observation 24135: Limacella glischra (Morgan) Murrill

When: 2009-08-08

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These slimy mushrooms are new to me. Found on a wide flat ridge top under mostly oak with other hardwoods. They are very delicate mushrooms, falling apart upon handling.



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great to see this species
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-08-10 02:40:10 CDT (-0400)

I made a monograph on the Limacella with dry, floccose stipe covering several years ago, but never caome to continue with the group of those with slimy stipe. In Europe we have besides Limacella illinita only L. ochraceolutea in this group, which differs only by the ochraceous middle of the cap from illinita. And they have different ecology.
I’s love to continue this part of Limacella and if someone finds a nice collection of glischra and could dry them and send them I would be very thankful. Are there still more of those in America? I’m still on the state of knowledge that Helen SMITH (1945) gave …

great find. cool shrooms.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-09 22:33:21 CDT (-0400)
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-09 18:22:55 CDT (-0400)

The bright orange slime is very distinctive. It stuck to my fingers when I picked one. The slime veil reminded me of a branch of Cortinarius, but the general form of the mushroom shows affinity to Amanita. The conjunction of Cortinarius and Amanita gestalts suggested a new genus, new to me anyways.

Thank you for the ID MycoWalt! :)

Slime Veil
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-09 17:44:12 CDT (-0400)

When fresh these have a slime veil. Both this species and Limacella illinita seem to occur in diverse habitats. Your species occurs under oak but it is more common under conifers in Quebec and Ontario. I have found it under jack pine in Algonquin Park. L. illinita occurs under spruce in the WV mountains and also under oaks in Michigan.

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