Observation 181074: Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer

When: 2014-10-01

Collection location: Karaganda city parks, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

49.80601° 73.10532° 576m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Flammulina velutipes (Fr.) Karst. Tricholomatace, Agaricales.
(Опенок зимний. Velvet Foot).

Cap: 2-5cm convex or bell-shaped asymmetrical, dirty yellow, brownish-yellow (tawny), dull yellowish-brown, dull brown-orange up to ochre, top is darker and sometimes looks as indistinct central spot, margins are lighter. Cap surface is smooth and slimy in wet weather; flesh fragile and whitish. One edge of a cap is some longer and lower then opposite.
Gills: attached only with sharp pinching out end (actually free, I made cuttings), close, moderately broad or broad and wavy; whitish up to yellowish-white.
Stalk: 4-12cm long with hidden under bark and narrowing downward base (as a root), 3-6mm thick fibrous and hollow, upper part (8-20mm) dull brownish-yellow some silky below fine velvety dark tawny up to brown-black; stalk consists from outer blackish tough tube and inner white soft tube.
Edibility: tasty.
Habitat: crowded clusters at living trees along bark damages or on stumps of elm (very rare kind in the town, because the best places are busy with oyster mushroom).
Season: September-November.


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Any photos of the stem base?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-01 08:43:54 MST (-0700)

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