East Coast Gomphus clavatus or Cantharellus brevipes specimens needed

Alan Rockefeller sequenced a Gomphus clavatus he found in Humboldt County, California, and found that it's not the same as the European Gomphus clavatus. That means that the west coast Gomphus clavatus is either a new species, or it's Cantharellus (Gomphus) brevipes, described from New York by Peck in 1883. To figure this out, Alan needs a specimen from New York state or adjoining states.

If you happen to come across something looking like Gomphus clavatus this summer, please notify me ( or Alan Rockefeller ( and preserve the specimen.

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Posted on June 12, 2021 11:55 by sigridjakob sigridjakob | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This record is a continuation of a long term project on the part of the New York Mycological Society to record the fungi in and around New York City. This project pertains only to counties visitied by NYMS outside of NYC proper, which include Rockland, Orange, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in NY state and Bergen, Essex, and Passaic counties in NJ.

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