The Enoki mushroom, called Enokitake in Japan, is most known for its role in Japanese cuisine. Wild specimens of Enoki have a very different appearance than the traditional cultivated version of the mushroom. This is due to the extremely high CO2 environment cultivators grow them in. This high CO2 environment causes the mushroom to grow elongated stems and tiny caps, which make it perfect for soups. Wild specimens are often coloured pink and grow large gilled caps.