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Gomphus kauffmanii
Kauffman's Gomphus
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Western Western North America

Habitat: Old-growth conifer forests

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Avoid


Gomphus kauffmanii is similar to G. floccosus, but in its typical form usually can be recognized by the lack of orange hues in the cap, more abundant and coarser scales, often larger size, and more substantial stocky appearance. It is not prone to growing in clusters.



Accepted Name:
Gomphus kauffmanii (A.H. Sm.) R.H. Petersen

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

CalPhotos: Gomphus kauffmanii photos.

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