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14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, then depressed, often with a narrow central bump, usually finely wrinkled, margin sometimes lined, brick to pale orange, to about 4 cm across
Sub-decurrent, crowded, pale orange to yellowish, sometimes pinkish
Concolorous with the cap
Fragile, whitish to dark-pink, producing a white milk which slowly turns pale yellowish (dab some on a white handkerchief)
Slight, like Lactarius quietus
Mild to slightly acrid
Late summer to autumn
In deciduous woods, favouring birch, oak and beech
Spores ellipsoidal, with warts more or less connected by ridges (6.5-9) x (5-7) µm2, warts to 1 µm high.