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1 November 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, then flattened, smooth, sometimes sticky, usually with veil remnants at the margin, yellowish brown to tan, to about 8 cm across
Adnexed, crowded, pale brown then cinnamon
Equal, scaly, yellowish, with a faint ring zone
Firm, pale yellow, rusty in stem base
Late summer to winter
On burnt ground
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6.5-8) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge and gill margin cystidia spindle shaped.
6 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin