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In December in southern Germany I found the following mushroom on a some remains of a tree. From what I read, saw and felt (sticky cap when wet), I am very sure it is a velvet shank, especially because in winter there are not many other types of mushrooms around to be confused with. However I would like to know if someone can confirm/debunk my assumption?

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    $\begingroup$ Please don't rely on any identification help given here to decide whether you should eat a mushroom you found. $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause
    Jan 4 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanKrause sure. I hope to learn something about traits speaking pro or against a velvet shank, before I bring a specimen to a wild mushroom identification expert. $\endgroup$
    – Qaswed
    Jan 5 at 13:13

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