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Monday, 2 March 2015


Velvet Shank

Walking around the wood with Philip last week we came across what, on the face of it, appeared to be Flammulina velutipes.
A little more research on the subject revealed that there are in fact three Flammulina spp.
The fb's were definitely growing on Willow, which suggests that it might well be the much rarer Flammulina elastica which is only found on Willow.
I'm afraid it's beyond my abilities to separate the two. Any offers?

1 comment:

  1. You know too much --- I stick to one sp! Funga Nordica has 5 species. 'elastica' has slightly larger spores than 'velutipes' but both same size and similar colour. 'elastica' said "often with wavy margin" --- look at pic --- does it have a wavy margin, looks a bit like it! Better have a fb sometime to look at spores --- often unsure unless quite different.