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27 March 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex then flattened, soon depressed to funnel shaped, radially lined, margin scalloped, brown when young, then yellow brown, drying pale, to about 2 cm across
Decurrent, thick, distant, often branched, sometimes with interveining, pale yellow cream
Equal, pale yellow brown, usually reddish brown at the apex, base slightly expanded and covered with white hairs
Spring to autumn
Infrequent, more common in Scotland
On peaty soil and decayed wood
Spores ellipsoidal (7-10) x (6-8) µm2. Basidia 2 or 4 spored, club shaped.
I am grateful to several people who identified the specimens shown
Spores viewed with a microscope. 21 March 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin