Common: Velvet Shank
Latin: Flammulina velutipes
Eating notes: One of the few edible species available through the winter. It is sometime recommended to remove the skin (pellicle) from the cap before cooking.
Preserving: Can be frozen.
Cap: 3-9cm Sticky. Orange, paler towards the edge.
Gills: Adnexed. White or pale cream.
Stem: No ring. Pale cream or yellow near the apex; darkening towards the base. Distinctively velvety.
Flesh: Thin. Same colour as surface.
Habitat: In clusters on dead deciduous wood.