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Flammulina velutipes

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I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Flammulina velutipes
[Velvet Foot]

Flammulina velutipes is commonly known as “Velvet Foot, Winter Mushroom” or “Enokitake”.  The name “Flammulina” comes from the Latin word “flammeus” which means “small flame”.  This, of course, refers to the colour of this fungi.  “Velutipes” comes from two Latin words combined:  “velutinus” which means “covered with fine hairs” and “pes” or “foot” which refers to the hairy stem of this species.

“Velvet Foot” refers to the mushroom's black fuzzy stem.  “Winter Mushroom” comes from the fact that this species likes cool weather for fruiting.  Watch for blooms during the late autumn.  The images below were taken in late October in northern Ontario .

Fruiting bodies appear as clusters of small to medium-sized sticky-looking mushrooms with reddish to yellow to orange caps with dark velvety stems.  This species lacks a stem ring, and has attached, close gills.  

This species typically has a bent stem at its base and then grows upward.

Note:  This species is often confused with the deadly Galerina autumnalis look-alike!  Never eat any species of mushroom unless you have expert identification!!! This species also looks like Flammulina populiola which looks identical but grows on the wood of Quaking Aspen, Narrowleaf Cottonwood and other poplars in western North America.

 

Flammulina velutipes Velvet Foot fungus

Flammulina velutipes - 1

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Brown mushroom Flammulina velutipes Velvet Foot fungus

Flammulina velutipes - 2

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Velvet Foot Ontario wild mushroom

Flammulina velutipes - 3

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Velvet Foot Winter Mushroom Enokitake fungus

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Velvet Foot Fungus Flammulina velutipes

Flammulina velutipes - 5
Take note of the dark velvety stalks with no ring!

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Velvet Foot mushroom fungus growing on tree

Flammulina velutipes - 6

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Flammulina velutipes wet brown mushroom on tree Ontario

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Did you know…

That Enoki and Enokitake are the Japanese names for the cultivated variety of this mushroom?

 

Cultivated Enoki Mushrooms

Cultivated Enoki Mushroom - 1

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White Enoki mushrooms.

Cultivated Enoki Mushroom - 2

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White Enoki fungi

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