When: 2018-05-28

Collection location: Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)

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So far as is known, species of Limacella are not mycorrhizal.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 14:20:47 MST (-0700)

They live by decaying dead matter (probably tree leaves and/or herbaceous plants if not other things as well). I have found this species in Arizona during the short monsoon season and in the “second rainy season” in the mountains of Central Mexico. This at least one other white or whitish Limacella in eastern Texas (e.g., in well-watered lawns).

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The mushroom samples are unavailable.
By: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)
2018-06-01 14:03:56 MST (-0700)

They were placed in a refrigerator, but then they were thrown away. Next time I am going to dry collected mushrooms under a ceiling fan.
They were found on roadside at a base of a cedar tree in an oak forest, if it could help. It was impossible to take their pictures in that place because of branches of the cedar, so they were moved. I did not see similar mushrooms in other places.

Did you retain dried material?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 10:03:52 MST (-0700)

If so, would you be will to share a bit of it for DNA sequencing?

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There is no evidence that the true Limacella illinita occurs in North America.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 10:02:48 MST (-0700)

The species most similar to these images (to my knowledge) is Limacella sp-L-CMP0152. It has a very similar coloring at first and becomes more white with age. I think you may have that species:


The true L. illinita of northern Europe is larger and grayer


Other related species of Limacella section Lubricae can be found listed (with links) here:


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