18 October 2009 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, expanding with age, smooth, sometimes cracked, whitish to pale buff, to about 10 cm across
Adnate or slightly decurrent, whitish then pale brown
+/- equal, fibrous, with a fleshy apical ring, whitish
Pleasant, nutty, sweetish, like old dregs of red wine: Roger Phillips compares the smell to old wine casks.
On living and dead wood from deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8.5-10.5) x (5-6) µm2