Author: Jan Scholten
English: Enokitake; Golden needle mushroom; Futu mushroom; Lily mushroom; Futu; Seafood mushrooms; Winter mushroom; Winter fungus; Velvet foot; Velvet stem; Velvet shank.
Japanese: Enokitake; Enoki; Enokidake.
Culture: highly regarded mushroom in Japan.
Use: farmed and commercialized as a long, thin white mushroom, for soups, salads; Enokitake has a crisp texture.
Mycology: shiny and sticky caps; white spores; no ring on the stem; wild forms differ in color, texture, and sliminess; can be confused with the poisonous Galerina marginata.