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Limacella illinita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Limacella
Earle (1909)
Type species
Limacella delicata
(Fr.) H.V.Sm (1945)

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Limacella is a genus of mushroom-forming fungi in the family Amanitaceae in order Agaricales.[2] Some of the species have been classified as members of genus Lepiota. Limacella was described by mycologist Franklin Sumner Earle in 1909.[3]

In some older classification schemes, Limacella has alternatively been placed in family Pluteaceae.



  1. ^ "Synonymy: Limacella Earle". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. pp. 382–3. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Earle FS. (1909). "The genera of North American gill fungi". Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden. 5: 373–451 (see p. 447). 

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