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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.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

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

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