Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Marasmiaceae
Species: Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer
Synonyms: Agaricus velutipes
Collybia eriocephala
Collybia veluticeps
Collybia velutipes
Myxocollybia velutipes
Common Name: Velvet Shank
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    Flammulina velutipesPhotographer:  Mark Wright
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    Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
    Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
    Alnus glutinosa (1)
    Betula pendula (1)
    Corylus avellana (1)
    Fagus sylvatica (1)
    Fraxinus excelsior (1)
    Ilex aquifolium (1)
    Quercus (1)
    Salix (1)
    Salix caprea (1)
    Salix cinerea (1)
    Sambucus nigra (1)
    Ulex europaeus (1)
    Ulmus (1)
    Ulmus glabra (1)
    Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
    Woodland: mixed (8)
    Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (7)
    Woodland: broadleaved (5)
    Acid grassland (3)
    Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
    Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (3)
    Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
    Woodland: plantation (3)
    Parkland and scattered trees (2)
    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:
    Branch (1)
    Dead Branch (1)
    Dead Wood (1)
    Fallen Tree (1)
    Log (1)
    Soil Grassy (1)
    Standing Dead Tree (1)
    Stump (1)
    Tree (1)
    Wood (1)
    Months recorded in & number of records:
    January (24)
    February (12)
    April (1)
    May (2)
    August (2)
    September (5)
    October (7)
    November (10)
    December (16)