Velvet shank

Velvet shank

Observation - Velvet shank - UK and Ireland. Description: Large cluster found growing on cut end of an old stump in woods on the Sandringham estate. Cap 4.5cm, flat, orange brown when wet, and dark brown when dry, slimy to touch. Stipe 0.4cm in diameter, cylindrical, and 5cm long. Gills cream, edges turn black a

Large cluster found growing on cut end of an old stump in woods on the Sandringham estate. Cap 4.5cm, flat, orange brown when wet, and dark brown when dry, slimy to touch. Stipe 0.4cm in diameter, cylindrical, and 5cm long. Gills cream, edges turn black as dried. Gills distant and different lengths.