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Limacella guttata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Izzadó nyálkásgalóca
Limacella guttata Mushroom
Ref No: 9446
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location: North America, Europe
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Limacella guttata Konrad & Maublanc syn. Limacella lenticularis (Lasch) Earle Izzadó nyálkásgalóca. Cap 6-15cm across, obtusely convex becoming broader with an umbo; margin incurved and cottony at first, then often splitting radially; background whitish, cuticle dull ochre to pale tan or creamy then somewhat cracked. Gills free, close, broad; pure white, then olive-gray in age. Stem 100-150 x 10-25mm, solid, base enlarged into an oval bulb; creamy, with olive-gray stains in age; longitudinally lined with adpressed hairs above and below the ring. Veil partial veil leaves a thin, membranous ring; pale pinkish gray and minutely hairy on both sides. Flesh thick; white. Odor slightly mealy when wet. Taste mild or slightly mushroomy. Spores ellipsoid to subglobose, smooth, nonamyloid, 4-5 x 3.5-4µ. Deposit white. Habitat scattered or in groups under elm or ash, in swamps. Found in Europe and in Michigan. Season September-October. Edibility not known.

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