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Gomphus clavatus
pig's-ear Gomphus, pig's-ear, pig's-ears
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Western

Habitat: Conifer forests

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: It is considered a choice edible but, unlike the other chanterelles, it often is insect-infested unless you find it very young.

Description:
Identification:

The purplish, veined fertile surface combined with the flat to funnel-like tan cap and growth in clusters make it distinctive. Polyozellus multiplex also is clustered and has a veined fertile surface, but is entirely dark purplish, blue, or black. G. clavatus is less abundant than many mycophagists would like, but is not rare, occurring throughout the conifer forests of western and northern North America.

Edibility:

It is considered a choice edible but, unlike the other chanterelles, it often is insect-infested unless you find it very young.

Accepted Name:
Gomphus clavatus Gray

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gomphus clavatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Gomphus clavatus photos.

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