Tapinella panuoides

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Tapinella panuoides

29 October 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Paxillus panuoides

Cap

Tongue or bracket shaped, laterally attached to the substrate, surface felty then finely scaly, dark buff to ochraceous, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, crowded, branched, often wrinkled, buff to yellowish brown

Flesh

Ochraceous

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead coniferous wood

Spore Print

Ochraceous rust

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4-5.5) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with the much rarer Phyllotopsis nidulans, which has brighter colours and a hairy cap. The fungus is frequent in damp coal mines, where it causes damage to supporting timbers