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mushroom foraging guide Velvet Shank

Names

Common: Velvet Shank

Latin: Flammulina velutipes

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

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.

Season

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Description

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.

Spores: White

Flesh: Thin. Same colour as surface.

Habitat: In clusters on dead deciduous wood.

Frequency: Common