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Limacella sp. mushrooms

Limacella sp. (poss. L. pitereka)

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Growing in very wet grass in a suburban garden.

Notes:

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.... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rJmgCPyEe5s/UB... (also see photos at the reference link) Common name for this species unknown, but it is an Australian native species. Some useful links - https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species-sear... http://www.amanitaceae.org/?Limacella%20... 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. http://qldfungi.org.au/wp-content/upload...

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Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -27.51, Long: 153.02

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

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