Observation 169720: Amanita longipes Bas ex Tulloss & Dav. T. Jenkins
When: 2014-07-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I found this specimen under Oak and Beech. Hummus like soil (not sandy). Extremely floccose, coming off onto my hands. Unique odor…can’t quite place it.

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Odor was mild
By: LukeS (Mycofreak )
2014-07-16 20:59:58 COT (-0500)

It did have a salty quality to the smell, kind of dank.

The ID seems plausible to me.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-15 22:16:03 COT (-0500)

I’ve always thought the smell of __longipes_ ia a bit like the odor that you pick up as you approach the ocean, but can’t see it yet. I call it the smell of tide pools. Its an odor of decay (probably including protein decay). It is a much more pleasant and milder odor than the “old ham” or “decaying protein” class of odors that is more often reported from a number of species of section Lepidella.

I’d be interested to know what words you would use for the odor.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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