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Woodland Fungus

Observed: 2nd January 2011 By: Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMushroom Lady’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Mushroom Lady's picture

Thanks for the ID

I had never seen the Velvet Shank before. The Collins book pictures it as quite brown, so I missed it when flicking through, but now that I've read the description, it fits.

Mushroom Lady

Blewit Boy's picture

It's strange that you should..............

It's strange that you should find one growing singly. They usually erupt in tufts of numerous caps - hence the name! Although I don't doubt the ID. Congratulations on finding your first.

chris

flaxton's picture

Chris, you say "They usually

Chris, you say "They usually erupt in tufts of numerous caps - hence the name" While I agree that they are much more common as a tuft the name surely refers to the velvety foot of the stipe.

Blewit Boy's picture

Yes, you're right................

Yes, you're right. I was getting my common names mixed up - I had sulphur tuft on the brain - there's just so much of that about!!

chris