Genera & Species

T. panuoides

Tapinella E.-J. Gilbert

Two species are so far known in Europe. Wood inhabiting bolete allies recognized by their pleurotoid or crepidotoid fruitbodies with assymetrical or no stipe and forked gills.

Tapinella panuoides (Fr. : Fr.) E.-J. Gilbert

Description
Fruitbody crepidotoid, stem absent. Cap up to 10 cm, shell-shaped, cream, yellowish to brownish; cap base tomentose, whitish (f. panuoides) or violet (f. ionipus (Qu?l.) ?utara) . Gills initially cream or yellowish then brownish. Taste indistinct. Spores 46 ? 34 ?m.

Habitat. Tufted on stumps or trunks of coniferous trees, most often pines (Pinus).

Distribution. Throughout Europe.

Note. Forma ionipus is sometimes considered at variety level.

Photographs

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides - fruitbodies in their natural habitat. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides

Fruitbodies of Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides. The forking gills are seen here and on the next photograph. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides

Fruitbodies of Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides

Spores of Tapinella panuoides f. panuoides. Scale bar = 10 ?m. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus is distinguished by the pinkish to amethystine mycelium at the base of the fruitbodies. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus. The amethystine tinged mycelium is well seen in this collection. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus

Fruitbodies of Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus. (photo G. konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus

Fruitbodies of Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus

Spores of Tapinella panuoides f. ionipus. Scale bar = 10 ?m. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Important literature

Courtecuisse, R. & Duhem, B. 1995. Mushrooms and toadstools of Britain and Europe. Harper Collins Publishers, London.

Hahn, C. & Agerer, R. 1999. Studien zur Systematik der Paxillaceae. Sendtnera 6: 115133.

Knudsen, H. & Vesterholt, J. [eds.]. 2008. Funga Nordica. Nordsvamp, Kopenhagen.

?utara, J. 1992. The genera Paxillus and Tapinella in Central Europe. Cesk? Mykologie 46: 5056.

Watling, R. & Hills, A.E. 2005. Boletes and their allies (revised and enlarged edition). In: Henderson, D.M., Orton, P.D. & Watling, R. [eds]. British Fungus Flora. Agarics and boleti. Vol. 1. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.