Belongs to: fungi

Velvet shank Flammulina velutipes


Best time to see: Nov to Mar

Key facts

An orange-yellow fungus growing in large clusters on decaying deciduous trees

Caps are smooth and shiny, smelling and tasting pleasant, and good in soups after the skin has been removed

Survives freezing, continuing to produce spores after thawing

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