Observation 29707: Gomphus floccosus (Schwein.) Singer

When: 2009-12-06

Collection location: Camp One, Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: alexgrote

Specimen available

Fungus was vase-shaped and hollow with a bright red-orange surface and large woolly scales on the surface. Margin is wavy and lobed, and the underside is dingy white in color with deeply decurrent ridges. Keyed out using Mushrooms Demystified.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:04 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Camp one, Hwy 20, Mendocino, Mendocino County, CA’ to ‘Camp one, Highway 20, Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino Co., California, USA

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Turbinellus is an old name from the early 1900s. Index Fungorum sez its Gomphus floccosus.

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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-07 14:16:38 GMT (+0000)

Turbinellus? I’m sorry, what is Turbinellus? Does someone have a source on this genus name? When did this one appear?

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