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Velvet Rollrim (Tapinella atromentosa)

Observed: 11th November 2009 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:

Growing in needle litter beneath a large cedar tree.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

miked's picture

I've not seen Paxillus

I've not seen Paxillus atrotomentosa very often but I seem to recall that each time it had a much fatter stem than this and the stem was a darker colour but it could just be that there is a lot of variation in this species.

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Hi miked, re: Velvet Rollrim

It didn't look exactly like the pictures in reference books I possess. But I thought it looked sufficiently like this and nothing else to attribute it to this species. Although, there was no mention of cracking surface on cap in descriptions i read, or of white bloom which overlaid the brown stem. Perhaps I just collected quite immature specimens? I may go back to the site to investigate further.

chris