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Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer, 1951

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Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer, 1951
Family: Marasmiaceae
Common names: Velvet Foot [En], Collybie à pied velouté [Fr]

Meise, BRABANT ● Belgium

Description: Cap: 1-7 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex to flat; moist and sticky when fresh; smooth; color fairly variable--dark orange brown to yellowish brown, often fading with maturity.
Gills: Attached to the stem; whitish to pale yellow; crowded or close.
Stem: 2-11 cm long; 3-5 mm thick; equal or larger towards base; tough; pale to yellowish brown or orange brown when young; becoming covered with a dark, rusty brown to blackish velvety coating as it matures.

Biology: Flammulina velutipes is one of the few mushrooms that can be found in winter.

Habitat: Saprobic on the stumps, logs, roots, and living wood of hardwoods.

Distribution: It is a pan-North Temperate species, extending from Europe east through Asia and from the west coast of North America to the Appalachian Mountains.

Uses: The “enoki mushroom,” also called the “enokitake,” is a cultivated form of Flammulina velutipes, and is often found in grocery stores and restaurants. It looks nothing like the wild mushroom, however; it is pale, long-stemmed, and tiny-capped. See more info about it on Wikipedia.
This species can be found on late autumn throughout the winter, including through frosts.

References:
Kuo, M. (2006, February). Flammulina velutipes. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com
Hughes, K. W., et al. (1999). Patterns of geographic speciation in the genus Flammulina based on sequences of the ribosomal ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 area. Mycologia 91: 978-986.





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  • boreocypriensis - Thursday 27 January 2011 00:04
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