Velvet Shank - Flammulina velutipes

Alternative names
Winter Fungus
Description

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.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

In clusters on decaying wood of deciduous trees.

When to see it

Found from autumn until winter and unlike most other toadstools it can withstand hard frosts. 

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Fungi
Kingdom:
Fungi
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Physalacriaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
135
First record:
13/11/2004 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
29/02/2024 (Timms, Sue)

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