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.


Eastern North Anerica and Mexico


On conifer stumps and logs, especially hemlock and pine.

Look Alikes:

Tapinella panuoides




North American Boletes by Bessette, Bessette and Roody


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

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)

Created: 2011-06-14 22:38:28 CEST (+0200) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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