Velvet Shank - Flammulina velutipes
Cap convex, then flattened, smooth, often slimy, orange yellow to orange brown, and can be up to 10 cm across though often less. Stem yellow orange above, dark brown and velvety below.
In clusters on decaying wood of deciduous trees.
Found from autumn until winter and unlike most other toadstools it can withstand hard frosts.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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