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Gomphus clavatus (Pers.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 638 (1821)

Clavaria elveloides Wulfen, in Jacquin, Misc. Austriaca Bot. 2: 99 (1781)
Merulius clavatus Pers., Observ. mycol. (Copenhagen) 1: 21 (1795)
Cantharellus clavatus (Pers.) Fr., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 1: 322 (1821)
Craterellus clavatus (Pers.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 533 (1838)
Nevrophyllum clavatum (Pers.) Pat., Revue mycol. Toulouse 8(no. 29): 27 (1886)

Habitat: Mycorrhizal and fruiting on soil. Known from southern English beechwoods but often associated with conifers elsewhere in Europe.

Notes: Three historic collections at K from Berkshire (likely to be Bisham), East Gloucestershire (Cranham Woods) and Oxfordshire (Tetsworth). The most recent of these (Cranham) was made in 1927 and because it is so distinctive it is now regarded as extinct in Britain and Ireland. A 1924 collection from Epping Forest has been redetermined as Cantharellus sp. and a single old record from the Republic of Ireland (Offaly) is unsubstantiated with voucher material.

Distribution: E: !, ROI: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 119079

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Non gilled fungi, Heterobasidiomycetes, Aphyllophorales, Gasteromycetes 2: 412 pp. (1986), p. 368, pl. 480
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Heterobasidioid, Aphyllophoroid and Gasteromycetoid Basidiomycetes 3: 444 pp. (1997), p. 270

Conservation Status: Endangered (Red Data List, Ing 1992); Extinct 1927 (Red Data List, Evans et al. 2006); BAP species

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