Observation 112518: Gomphus ludovicianus R.H. Petersen, J. Justice and D.P. Lewis

When: 2012-10-06

Collection location: Orange Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2017-09-29 17:59:56 CDT (-0500)

So if there is a chanterelle called C. pseudoclavatus with 8-spored basidia lurking under western conifers… what is it?

pseudoclavatus is a Cantharellus.
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-09-29 17:07:41 CDT (-0500)

Systematics of the Gomphales: The genus Gomphus sensu stricto, Giachini et al 2012:

“For several decades Cantharellus pseudoclavatus A.H. Sm. (Smith & Morse 1947) was classified under Gomphus sensu lato (Corner 1966). After analyzing the type collection (MICH 6916), however, Giachini (2004) concluded that it better fit Cantharellus . The main morphological character justifying its removal from Gomphus sensu lato was the presence of 8-spored basidia, a feature not found elsewhere in Gomphus but present in Cantharellus . Petersen (1971) had previously transferred the species to Pseudocraterellus , a genus which also lacks 8-spored sterigmata. Although Corner (1966) suggested Gomphus clavatus var. parvisporus occurs in Europe and is common in western USA, he mentioned only specimens obtained in Africa in his original description of that variety. Cantharellus pseudoclavatus is rare under conifers of the western USA and is definitely distinct from G. brunneus.”

good gumshoeing
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-09-29 13:41:50 CDT (-0500)

I would like to know what Ron says if he ever follows up.

G. ludovicianus
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2017-09-29 13:34:19 CDT (-0500)

I suspect it may be this species. I showed Jay Justice this observation last year and he thought it looked good, but didn’t know what G/C pseudoclavatus was. Last I heard he was going to run it by Petersen. I never heard back.

thank you!!
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2012-10-07 08:04:15 CDT (-0500)

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