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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.
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, 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.
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!!
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