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Tapinella panuoides

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales
Family: Tapinellaceae
Genus: Tapinella
Species: T. panuoides
Binomial name: Tapinella panuoides
Synonym: Paxillus panuoides

Tapinella panuoides is a saprobic mushroom that grows alone or gregariously on the dead wood of conifers. It grows during summer and autumn but also over winter in warmer climates. The brown/orange cap (2-12cm) is rough surface at first, but becomes smooth with age. The caps margin is inrolled at first. The orangish gills become crimped or corrugated near the base. Its lacks a stem, or has only a short lateral extension attaching the cap to the wood.
The orangish gills become crimped or corrugated near the base.

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Photos below are of immature material of Tapinella panuoides growing on pine firewood.