Public Description of Pseudomerulius curtisii (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns

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Name: Pseudomerulius curtisii (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family: Tapinellaceae


General Description:

Pileus: convex to plane, laterally attached, fan to semi orb shaped, 2-5 cm wide, pale brownish yellow or olivaceous yellow. reddish brown stains often present near the margin and atthe base. Odor mild, becoming unpleasant when dried, taste mild to slightly bitter.

Hymenium: gilled to almost poroid as the gills are very wrinkled. Furcate, intervenose, blunt, and close. Orange yellow, staining darker orange.

Stipe: very short or absent

Spore print: yellowish olive


Diagnostic Description:

The gills are wrinkled and almost poroid. Tapinella panuoides is similar but lacks the wrinkled gills.


Distribution:

Eastern North Anerica and Mexico


Habitat:

On conifer stumps and logs, especially hemlock and pine.


Look Alikes:

Tapinella panuoides


Uses:

unknown


References:

North American Boletes by Bessette, Bessette and Roody

http://www.speciesfungorum.org/...


Notes:

Current Name:
Pseudomerulius curtisii (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns, Trans. Mycol. Soc. Japan 26(3): 372 (1985)

Synonymy:
Meiorganum curtisii (Berk.) Singer, J. García & L.D. Gómez, Beih. Nova Hedwigia 98: 63 (1990)
Paxillus curtisii Berk., in Berkeley & Curtis, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., Ser. 2 12: 423 (1853

Also known as Tapinella curtisii


Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)


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