Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Physalacriaceae
Species: Flammulina velutipes var. velutipes (Curtis) Singer
Synonyms: Agaricus velutipes
Collybia eriocephala
Collybia veluticeps
Collybia velutipes
Flammulina velutipes
Flammulina velutipes var. alba
Gymnopus velutipes
Myxocollybia velutipes
Pleurotus velutipes
Common Name: Velvet Shank


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    Flammulina velutipes var. velutipesPhotographer:  Mark Wright
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    Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
    Fraxinus excelsior (10)
    Ulmus (6)
    Ulex europaeus (5)
    Alnus glutinosa (4)
    Quercus (2)
    Salix cinerea (2)
    Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
    Salix (2)
    Fagus sylvatica (2)
    Corylus avellana (1)
    Salix caprea (1)
    Betula pendula (1)
    Sambucus nigra (1)
    Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
    Ulmus glabra (1)
    Ilex aquifolium (1)
    Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
    Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (8)
    Woodland: mixed (7)
    Woodland: broadleaved (5)
    Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
    Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (3)
    Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
    Woodland: plantation (3)
    Parkland and scattered trees (2)
    Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
    Acid grassland (1)
    Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
    Bog (1)
    Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
    Built up area, domestic (1)
    Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
    Grassland: acidic, unimproved, upland (1)
    Improved grassland (1)
    Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
    Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
    Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland (1)
    Scrub (1)
    Woodland (1)
    Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
    Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
    Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
    Acer pseudoplatanus (15)
    Dead Wood (15)
    Fallen Tree (8)
    Tree (7)
    Stump (5)
    Quercus rubra (3)
    Standing Dead Tree (2)
    Dead Branch (1)
    Leaf Litter (1)
    Log (1)
    stems (burnt) (1)
    Months recorded in & number of records:
    January (24)
    February (13)
    March (3)
    April (1)
    May (2)
    August (2)
    September (5)
    October (12)
    November (8)
    December (14)