25 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, smooth, expanding with age, sometimes with a central bump, margin sometimes translucently lined, grey brown to sepia, bruising black, to about 7 cm across
Adnate or emarginate, cream to pale brown, turning black with age or on bruising
Cylindrical, greyish, turning black with age or on bruising
Whitish, turning black on cutting
In coniferous woods
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (4-5) µm2.
The specimens were identified using the keys and descriptions in Funga Nordica.
Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection lens. 25 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin