Observation 66423: Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer

When: 2011-04-27

Collection location: Cache Valley, Utah, USA [Click for map]

Who: Algidus

No specimen available

Spore print white.
Cold weather mushroom (Found it growing during a warm period that briefly melted the snow)
Cap sticky when wet.
Stalk tough, composed of strands of long fibers.
Growing near on a stump in the middle of a row of cultivated Aspens, probably an Aspen stump.
stalk with blackish base, has a white sheen to it.
Gills adnexed to free.
stalks 2.5-3.5 cm long
caps 1.2-4 cm wide.



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Please confirm the collection location
By: Chris Kleine (ckleine)
2014-05-18 20:31:36 CDT (-0400)

DId you find these in Cache Valley? The coordinates on the map show a location near Arches National Park, not northern UT.

Decided to eat them.
By: Algidus
2011-04-29 17:22:11 CDT (-0400)

From the spore print, velvety stem, and growth on wood I decided they were Flammulina velutipes enough for me. I ate 3 small servings of them and have suffered no ill effects so far. They tasted ranked among the most flavorful mushrooms I’ve eaten, but I’ve only sampled three Agaricus species and the Shaggy Mane so far.

Cold weather.
By: Algidus
2011-04-27 12:07:15 CDT (-0400)

The notes should say I found the same mushroom species in March during a brief snowmelt.

Confirmation Appreciated
By: Algidus
2011-04-27 11:27:56 CDT (-0400)

Did I come anywhere close on the ID?

Created: 2011-04-27 11:26:48 CDT (-0400)
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