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Tapinella atrotomentosa   (Velvet Rollrim)
North America, Europe, Central America and Asia
Cap 12-28 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 2-5 cm thick

Tapinella atrotomentosa, also known as Paxillus atrotomentosus 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 Paxillus atrotomentosus is a older name.

Tapinella atrotomentosa on the First Nature Web site.
Tapinella atrotomentosa on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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