Species: Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) P. Karst. (1891) Go Back
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Description:
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This small to medium sized saprobic fungus fruits in dense clusters during winter on both exotic and indigenous fallen or standing wood. Has a sticky pale yellow to rosy-orange brown cap darker in the centae; with a distinctively velvety stem that darkens from the base upward; without a ring and having attached, close gills.

 

 

 

Common name: Velvet foot; Winter mushroom.
Found: Podocarp Forest
Substrate: Wood
Spore: White
Height: 40 mm
Width: 30 mm
Season: Autumn to early winter
Edible: Yes, commercially cultivated
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Flammulina velutipesScale bar 
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 Scale = 8.6 mm.
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Scale bar 
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 Scale = 8.6 mm.
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