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Paxillus atrotomentosus   (Velvet Rollrim)
North America, Europe
Cap 12-28 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 2-5 cm thick

Paxillus atrotomentosus, also known as Tapinella atrotomentosa or Velvet Rollrim is a large or massive agaric that has a brown cap, buff gills and a dark brown, velvety, sometimes eccentric stem. The mushroom grows single or in groups or clumps on decaying conifer logs, stumps, roots, or partially buried 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 First Nature Web site.
Tapinella atrotomentosa on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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