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Turbinellus kauffmanii

Habitat: Temperate coniferous forests.

Substrate: Soil

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Not edible.


Not edible.

Identification Notes:

Superficially similar to the true chanterelles in the genus Cantharellus but easily distinguished by the scaly cap and hollow stem. Color of the cap is beige or tan. The underside and stem are cream, tan or white. Scales on the cap and inside the throat of the hollow stem can be very large and blocky. General body shape is cylindrical, vase-like or trumpet-like. While T. flocossus can fade to yellow or orangey-beige in the rain, T. kauffmanii is never orange or yellow and the scales in the throat of the stem are much larger and blockier.

Accepted Name:
Turbinellus kauffmanii (A.H. Smith) Giachini
Publication: Giachini, A.J; Castellano, M.A. 2011. A new taxonomic classification for species in Gomphus sensu lato. Mycotaxon. 115:183-201 2011.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Gomphus kauffmanii (A.H. Sm.) R.H. Petersen [PNWKC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Turbinellus kauffmanii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Turbinellus kauffmanii photos.

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