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Flammulina Velutipes

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ron Visser
Ron Visser 5 years ago
Bruinrode wasplaat
Hygrocybe perplexa

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1 Comment

Thoreck 5 years ago

Thanks for your comprehensive comment TheMiesMeister! I was already holding back on the ID of Hygrocybe Perplexa because of its rarity. I'll will give it the Flammulina Velutipes ID for now. Thanks!

MichelBeeckman 5 years ago

Nope, in no way this is a Hygrocybe. In the Netherlands they grow solely in grasslands/meadows where they have never used chemical fertilizer (Check this out, there is a special reserve made for these mushrooms in Friesland less then a year ago: Never do they grow on wood. And also the species you suggested, has been recorded only 10 times in the Netherlands, last seen in 1984 (source: This could most likely be Flammulina velutipes (Fluweelpootje), based on cap colour, the waxy/slimy texture of the smooth capsurface, the big distance between the gills, the moment you have found it (in the winter) and the fact that it grows on wood. I am 99,9% sure, because I've seen this one quite a lot and there are few other woodinhabiting mushrooms which look like it from the top, but they do not grow in winter! Though, without seeing the stem, it is not a full ID for me.

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Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Lat: 51.94, Long: 4.61

Spotted on Jan 19, 2014
Submitted on Jan 19, 2014

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