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Paxillus atrotomentosus   (Velvet Pax)
Family
Paxillaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 12-28 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 2-5 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This large or massive agaric has a brown cap, buff gills and a dark brown, velvety, sometimes eccentric stem; it grows solitary or in small tufts on rotten, sometimes buried, coniferous wood.

Cap sepia- or walnut brown in colour with a inrolled cap margin and depressed centre. The cap is covered with dark brown or black velvety fur. Gills cream-yellow and forked, becoming ochre and spotted rust with age. Spores are sienna-brown. Stem thick, dark brown and juts out sidewards from the mushroom. The mushroom has no ring.

Synonymes Tapinella atrotomentosa is the newer name.

Tapinella atrotomentosa on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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