Observation 9009: Tapinella atrotomentosa (Batsch) Šutara
When: 2008-08-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on a decaying stump in mature mixed coniferous forest. Cap is velvety as well as the stipe. Young gills are white and decurrent. The entire group is approximately 5 inches across.
I’m thinking it’s Panus, but not sure.

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Makes sense.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-13 09:02:02 PDT (-0700)
T. atrotomentosa
By: Administrator (admin)
2008-08-12 15:46:39 PDT (-0700)

was published in 1992 according to Index Fungorum. I just added the citation to the page for the name. I’ve heard that it is well supported based by additional evidence including it being saprotrophic rather than mycorrhizal as the real Paxillus species are.

Org. When did we lose Paxillus for this sp.?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-12 07:39:20 PDT (-0700)
Thanks, that’s it!
By: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)
2008-08-12 07:14:52 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the ID. It is a beautiful thing yes. This species will make number 95 on my ten acres.

Tapinella atrotomentosa all the way
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-08-12 07:09:01 PDT (-0700)

The hairy stipe is quite obvious. Typically, Panus conchatus has a nice blue/lilac color when young, it typically turns brown later…

Looks more like Paxillus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-11 16:27:57 PDT (-0700)

I think it look more like Paxillus than like Panus.

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