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Velvet Shank

Flammulina velutipes


Size: The cap is approximately 2cm to 6cm in diameter. Distribution: Found throughout the UK. Months seen: September to March Habitat: Deciduous woodland - especially on dead elm trees. Special features: The velvet shank is one of the few fungi which grows in winter. The cap is an orange-brown colour, and the gills underneath are a creamy-orange colour. The stem is dark brown to black, and distinctly velvety to the touch (hence the name). There is no ring on the stem. This fungi is edible, although it could be easily confused with similar looking species, so please get an expert opinion before tasting any wild fungi.

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Victor Mallorquin
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Victor Mallorquin

Wealden, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 9, 2013
Submitted on Oct 9, 2013

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