Gomphus sensu lato (Gomphales) was described to include species of cantharelloid-gomphoid fungi that had 'merulioid' (wrinkled) hymenia and verrucose spores. Gomphus sensu stricto is currently characterized by unipileate to merismatoid (composed of several pilei) basidiomata, depressed funnel- to fan-shaped pilei, presence of clamp connections, and verrucose spores; it has three...
The nomenclatural history of Gomphus sensu lato began with Persoon in
1797. Over 200 years species of Gomphus sensu lato have been variously classified
also under Cantharellus, Craterellus, Chloroneuron, Chlorophyllum,
Gloeocantharellus, Nevrophyllum, and Turbinellus.
Species of Gomphus sensu lato have been historically characterized as
having aboveground fruiting, fleshy basidiomata with...