A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Velvet Shank

Flammulina velutipes


Growing in dense and tight clusters, this is a stump-rotting fungus, golden-orange in colour. The convex cap appears slimy when humidity increases. It reaches up to 10cm in height, and about 5 in diameter. Stipe is lighter brown close to the cap, velvety darker brown closer to the base.


Found on a fallen tree in oak forest in Geneva lake valley.


My mushroom identification suffers from a lack of experience (and I welcome corrections), but if my ID is correct this is a highly appreciated edible mushroom, also known as Enokitake - apparently, it has some medicinal value as well.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 6.11

Spotted on Dec 10, 2018
Submitted on Feb 8, 2019

Related Spottings

Flammulina velutipes Flammulina velutipes Enokitake Lily Mushroom

Nearby Spottings

Script lichen Rusty gilled polypore Garlic Mustard Orange Tip