Public Description of Tapinella panuoides (Batsch) E.-J. Gilbert

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Name: Tapinella panuoides (Batsch) E.-J. Gilbert
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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Cap: 2-12 cm; fan- or shell-shaped; dry; finely velvety when young, becoming smooth with age; tan, yellow-brown, or orangish brown; the margin inrolled at first, often with a somewhat scalloped appearance.

Gills: Close; dull orangish; frequently forked, cross-veined, crimped, or corrugated, especially near the base.

Stem: Absent, or present only as a small lateral extension.

Flesh: Whitish or dirty yellowish.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Spore Print: Yellowish to yellowish brown or brownish.

Microscopic Features: Spores 4-6 × 3-4 ยต; smooth; elliptical; frequently dextrinoid.

Diagnostic Description:

Phyllotopsis nidulans is often cited as a look-alike for Tapinella panuoides, but it features a brighter orange cap that is densely and prominently hairy.

widely distributed

Saprobic; growing alone or gregariously on woodland conifer wood and on lumber; summer and fall (also over winter in warmer climates)


Kuo, M. (2007, March). Tapinella panuoides. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site:


Current Name:
Tapinella panuoides (Batsch) E.-J. Gilbert, Les Livres du Mycologue Tome I-IV, Tom. III: Les Bolets: 68 (1931)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)