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13 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, then flattened, smooth, sometimes wrinkled, shiny when dry, viscid when damp, tawny to chestnut brown, to about 12 cm across
Lemon yellow, then ochraceous
+/- equal with a fleshy apical ring, yellow at the apex, whitish then reddish brown below
White, vinaceous at stem base, firm
With conifers especially 2-needled pines
Clay to ochraceous
Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, smooth (7-9) x (2.5-3.5) µm2
Luteus means 'yellow'
22 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin