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When: 2013-06-22

Collection location: Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)

Specimen available


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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-23 10:26:03 -05 (-0500)


TY Dr. T. I am learning so much!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2013-06-22 21:20:28 -05 (-0500)
The smell really helps me on this one.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-22 21:12:35 -05 (-0500)

First, the specimen has a rooting bulb that is sort of “kicked off” to one side. That is a character of longipes and not of chlorinosma. Secondly, chlorinosma means “chlorine smell”; and, on the other hand, longipes has always smelled to me like the smell one picks up as one approaches the Ocean…a smell that despite its relation to the decay of algae and other sealife does give a sense of clean, brisk, pleasant odor. I think of it as a light version of the smell you have all around you when you are looking through tidal pools that have just been filled with water at high tide.

So, even though the specimen is “hopelessly immature” [:)], I think it is a good bet to be A. longipes.

Very best,


great smell description
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-06-22 18:43:26 -05 (-0500)

I recently found these in FL and they had a very light but watery smell.

Smells like clean water
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2013-06-22 18:21:12 -05 (-0500)

Under oak in sandy soil.