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Limacella guttata

   (Family: Amanitaceae)
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Edibility: EDIT Edible
Size: 50 - 220 mm
yellow-brown buff
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Spore colour:
Smell / taste: Mild reminiscent of fresh cucumbers.
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
Convex becoming campanulate and finally shallow convex, pale buff to rose buff, finally brownish buff with a darker centre.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Pileus (Cap) decorations: glabrous
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Gills Crowded and free.
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: bulbous
Annulus: pendant
  Stem info: EDIT
  Up to 24 cm long x 3-4 cm in diameter.
Habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides
Habitat info: EDIT
Humid forest and grassland.
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  • H Levin, M Branch, S Rappoport,D Mitchell (1985), Mushrooms of South Africa, Struik  
  • Margo Branch, (2001), First field guide to mushrooms of Southern Africa, Struik  


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