Dripping Slimecap

Limacella illinita

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Dripping Slimecap Limacella illinita (Fr.) Murrill (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 2–7cm across, round or ovate, becoming convex then flatter or with a broad umbo, the margin hanging with slimy veil remnants; white or creamy white; smooth, very sticky or slimy. Stem 50–90Γ—5–10mm, tapering slightly towards the top; white; sticky or slimy; no ring. Flesh thin, soft; white. Gills notched or free, close, broad; white. Spores 4.5–6.5Γ—4–6ΒΌ, globose to broadly ellipsoid, smooth, nonamyloid. Spore print white. Habitat singly, scattered, or in groups in woods, swamps, fields, and sand dunes; late summer to autumn. Very rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Unknown edibility.

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