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Saprobic; commonly growing on conifers. Our sample was found on decaying hemlock wood; widely found in North America. Cap velvety and slightly convex to vase-shaped, dark brown in center, fading to tan on outer edges; Thick stem with velvety fuzz; dark brown to dark tan; decurrent, close, white to pale tan gills. This species has been observed in Central Europe and is commonly mistaken for Paxillus involutus (Sutar 1992). Several compounds extracted from Tapinella atrotomentosa were also found to have antioxidant effects (Béni et al. 2018). ID number: 33.46.01.2021
White, Kathleen R.; Jergensen, Jacqueline A.; and Lam, Ada, "Tapinella atrotomentosa" (2021). Mycological Herbarium of Macrofungi from the East Brook Valley. 94.
Location: East Brook Valley, Walton, NY (PC - Pinus Creek)