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Limacella sp. mushrooms

Limacella sp. (poss. L. pitereka)


Lovely little garden variety mushrooms that I observed over a 4 day period. They were covered in a clear, viscid slime. Loose gills free from the stipe with no ring. Fine ribbing around an otherwise smooth cap, initially bulb-shaped, then convex, and finally flattens out with age, and margins also split with age. Skin completely white and translucent inner flesh a pale creamy colour. Whether caps darken as they mature is unknown. Heavy rain damaged the caps on days 3 & 4, so further development beyond this point was impossible.


Growing in very wet grass in a suburban garden.


Could this be Mycena genus? Perhaps bio-luminescent? Suggestions so far: Entoloma sericellum. Also Limacella sp. of the Amanitaceae family. Limacella pitereka looks promising. Visually it looks very similar, and it's also covered in the clear, viscid slime.... (also see photos at the reference link) Common name for this species unknown, but it is an Australian native species. Some useful links - Also a good description of a similar Limacella species. It does make mention of L. pitereka, saying that this spottings gills are smaller than that species.

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Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 10, 2020
Submitted on Feb 15, 2020

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