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29 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, then flattened, often with a central bump, smooth, +/- greasy, with brownish veil remnants at the margin, yellow, to about 8 cm across
Adnate, crowded, pale yellow then reddish brown
Equal, fibrous, yellow at the apex, reddish brown towards the base
Yellow, red-brown in the stem base
On deciduous wood, favouring alder
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8.5-10.5) x (4.5-5.5) µm2
Take care not to confuse with Hypholoma species.
17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin