Public Description of Gomphus clavatus (Pers.) Gray

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Name: Gomphus clavatus (Pers.) Gray
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Gomphales
Family: Gomphaceae

General Description:

Northern and in Mountainous regions in North America; summer and fall (winter and spring on the West Coast).


under conifers




Recent DNA research (Giachini, 2004;) has more or less upheld the traditional concept of Gomphus clavatus—which is now apparently the only North American species of Gomphus, since other former Gomphus species on our continent have been transferred to other genera.

Current Name:
Gomphus clavatus (Pers.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 638 (1821)

Cantharellus brevipes Peck, Ann. Rep. N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 33: 21 (1883) 1880
Cantharellus clavatus (Pers.) Fr., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 1: 322 (1821)
Clavaria elveloides Wulfen, in Jacquin, Miscell. austriac. 2: 99 (1781)
Clavaria truncata Schmidel, Anal. Pl. 3: 237 (1796)
Craterellus clavatus (Pers.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Upsaliae): 533 (1838) [1836-1838]
Gomphora clavata (Pers.) Fr., Syst. orb. veg. (Lundae) 1: 88 (1825)
Gomphus truncatus (Schmidel) Pers., Mycol. eur. (Erlanga) 2: 9 (1825)
Merulius brevipes (Peck) Kuntze, Revis. gen. pl. (Leipzig) 2: 862 (1891)
Merulius clavatus Pers., Observ. mycol. (Lipsiae) 1: 21 (1796)
Merulius clavatus Pers., Observ. mycol. (Lipsiae) 1: 21 (1796) var. clavatus
Merulius clavatus var. spadiceus Pers., Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: 498 (1801)
Nevrophyllum clavatum (Pers.) Pat., Revue mycol., Toulouse 8(no. 29): 26 (adnot.), 27 (1886)
Thelephora clavata (Pers.) P. Kumm., Führ. Pilzk. (Zwickau): 46 (1871)
Trombetta clavata (Pers.) Kuntze, Revis. gen. pl. (Leipzig) 2: 873 (1891)

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