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Flammulina velutipes

Observed: 25th November 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Growing about 1.5 metres up a dead tree.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

It might be worth keeping an

It might be worth keeping an eye on this if possible. It does not look right for Flammulina which has a sticky cap rather than this velvety one.

Martincito's picture

I take your point, but what

I take your point, but what else could it be? There is a photo of a big group of them here: http://www.fungi4schools.org/COVERS/0803.jpg, many of which look a bit like mine (IMHO)..

flaxton's picture

I think they are probably VS

I think they are probably VS but they also look a bit like emergent Rhodotus palmatus. Never having seen this species I do not know exactly what they look like when so young.

Blewit Boy's picture

I think........

I think F.velutipes can look like this in it's emergent stage of development, which this seems to be. But it would definitely be worth revisiting to check on it's development.

chris

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Doubt if I'll be back to

Doubt if I'll be back to Cambridge before the New Year. This mushroom was growing on a dead-looking tree in the Park & Ride car park there. The Dryad's Saddle http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/241161 was on the same poor tree!

Fenwickfield's picture

does seem

It dos seem to fit a newly emerging Rhodotus palmatus,there was one put on by Janet(sorry cannot remember the username) a couple of weeks ago and seems very similar.It does not look right for F.velutipes.

Fenwickfield

Martincito's picture

Well I'd love to see a mature

Well I'd love to see a mature Rhodotus palmatus... maybe it will still be there if I'm dragged to Cambridge for the sales in the New Year!

Martincito's picture

This is Janet's

This is Janet's observation... http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/239684

It DOES look a bit like mine though rather damp!

I'll add Rhodotus palmatus as a possible ID...

jhn7's picture

I'll wait and see ...

I have two sites in my local wood that I have been keeping an eye on. The other is http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/238443?nav=users_observations) and they seem to be more - well - peachy coloured than yours and wrinkled from an early age. However we all know how much variability there is within a species.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

miked's picture

I'd say these were velvet

I'd say these were velvet shank and that from my experience they can be velvety all over when young.
On the peaches topic, would be good to note down what species of tree they were growing on as the very few times I have spotted them its always been on elm which is what the books suggest is where they normally grow but some of the ispot records look to be on other species of tree which is interesting.

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Thanks for the "thumbs up"

Thanks for the "thumbs up" Mike!