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Observed: 10th August 2011 By: Vb3886
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete

Orange mushroom/toadstool on a tree.


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  • Mushroom
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

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anonymous spotter's picture

In th UK -

I would go for Velvet Shank Flammulina (or Collybia) velutipes, with the cap colour and the dark shading to light stems. However, the gills are a bit darker than most illustrations, so not sure, especially given the location.

miked's picture

Velvet shank was my first

Velvet shank was my first thought too but suspect its not, those darker gills suggest it might not have white spores so could't be Flammulina. Also here its normally seen in middle of winter not summer.

Vb3886's picture

Difficult one!

Sorry I didn't get clearer photos.
Thanks for replying though!