Tapinella atrotomentosa

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Tapinella atrotomentosa

26 October 2007 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Paxillus atrotomentosa

Cap

Convex, then depressed, felty, becoming smooth with age, to about 25 cm across

Gills

Decurent, crowded, branched, cream then ochre, often with rust spots

Stem

Stout, felty and olivaceous buff, becoming coarsely downy and dark brown with age

Flesh

Whitish to pale ochre

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On coniferous stumps and at the base of living conifers

Spore Print

Sienna

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5-6.5) x (3-4.5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown, possibly poisonous