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velvet shank

The rotting stump of a common lime felled some years ago has sported a crop of velvet shank fungus this winter. Velvet shank is one of a small number of fungi which can survive frost. It is relatively unusual to see it on lime as it is said to favour elm, ash and oak.

It is edible (and cultivated in Japan), but I think these will be left alone.

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