When: 2007-01-27

Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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Ah, well, there you go then
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-02-04 01:46:28 CST (-0500)

Yeah, I saw a bonarii up in Tahoe last year. But yeah, with those notes on habitat, it really isn’t bonarii then. Ok, good.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-02-02 22:38:16 CST (-0500)

Thiers says Gomphus kauffmanii is common in the coastal forests of northern California. Gomphus bonarii is found in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges and apparently very rare in the coastal areas.

I’d believe that
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-02-02 21:58:32 CST (-0500)

um Yeah, you know we didn’t spend much time on the id of this one, there were a lot of samples from the field to go through there. It kinda went, hey Gomphus, neat, maybe young floccosus? No, its the other one, you know, what’s its name? Um, wait, oh here it is G. bonarii, that it? Yeah – that’s it, I’ll look it up later.

And then we never got back to looking it up later. So, the key says kauffmanii? I’d believe that, any notes on habitat? Is it common or rare on the Mendocino coast?
These looked pretty young and fresh when I plucked them, the color is pretty much as you see here. (Unless your monitor is really off or something.)

Gomphus kauffmanii
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-02-02 21:04:53 CST (-0500)

I tried using the key by Thiers in the Agaricales of CA and this photo keys to Gomphus kauffmanii. Has the color faded or washed out?