Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
more common at elevation, this is a paler version of our orange scaley chanterelle, Gomphus floccosus.
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this was a beautiful collection of kauffmanii. and we all see plenty of ambiguous examples of mushrooms to appreciate a little clarity.
heck, these handsome devils might even survive to make it to the Fair this weekend (they traveled home with me from ACCF; always a sucker for a pretty face…)!
Gomphus bonarii/kauffmanii are abundant in the Sierra Nevada foothills
(and higher) in the Fall. Clearly distinguished from Gomphus floccosus,
which to me is a typical coastal species.
Someone told me (Arora, I think) that G. kauffmanii and G. bonarii are
conspecific based on molecular studies.
The MushroomExpert has a good discussion on these.D.