Velvet Paxillus Tapinella atrotomentosa (Batsch) utara    Synonyms: Paxillus atrotomentosus, Velvet-footed Pax.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Boletales   >   Family Tapinellaceae   >   Genus Tapinella   

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on decaying conifer logs or stumps, also partially buried wood.

Description:

Cap: Dull olive to blackish-brown; felty smooth, covered with matted hairs; convex, disc may be depressed in age; margin inrolled when young; flesh whitish, thick, tough. Gills: Tan to dull yellow; decurrent; close, often forked, may be porelike near stalk. Stalk: Eccentric to nearly lateral; light brown; velvety, covered with densely matted dark hairs; equal or tapers up (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 24 records in the project database.

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A Velvet Paxillus (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/30/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Velvet Paxillus (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/30/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/25/2019). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/25/2019). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/25/2019). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/19/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/19/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Caroline Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Cindi Fitzgerald, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by cin579 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/9/2018). Confirmed by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/19/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Velvet Paxillus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/29/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Spores of Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/19/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Velvet Paxillus in Caroline Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Cindi Fitzgerald, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by cin579 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores of Velvet Paxillus in Caroline Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Cindi Fitzgerald, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by cin579 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores of Velvet Paxillus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2018). Ellipsoid, smooth; measured 4.6-5.0 X 3.0-3.7 Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Velvet Paxillus specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/30/2009). Elliptical, smooth; measured 4.9-5.8 X 3.4-4.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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