Velvet Shank Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer  

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Clusters on hardwood trees and stumps. A late fall through early spring fungus. Common in rainy weather (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 31 records in the project database.

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Fertile surfaces of Velvet Shank in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Caps of Velvet Shank in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Gills and velvety stalk of Velvet Shank in Howard Co., Maryland (11/7/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Velvet Shank in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Velvet Shank in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Velvet Shank in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/20/2010). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Velvet Shank on standing dead hardwood tree in Howard Co., Maryland (3/24/2015). Largest cap was 15 mm, but most were far small. Cluster size was 9 cm. Verified by Bob Solem. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Spores from Velvet Shank in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2014).Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline; measured 5.7-7.3 X 2.8-3.5 microns. (Color is an artiface of the photograph.) Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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