Flammulina velutipes (Wild Enoki / Velvet Shank)

An interesting find in Selby recently was the Australian wild equivalent of the often cultivated enoki / enokitake mushroom – here growing on rotting Poplar branches and stumps.

DNA results have confirmed that this is the same species as that collected and referred to in Europe and North America as the Velvet Shank – the wild version of the white enoki mushroom available in most supermarkets.

Interestingly, Bruce Fuhrer describes this species as edible in his guidebook.

Clones are clearly fruiters:


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