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10 September 2020 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, then flattened, finely scaly, margin inturned and sometimes scalloped, pinkish brown, from about 3 cm to 10 cm across
Broad, emarginate to sub-decurrent, whitish to cream then pinkish, sometimes with brown spots
Cylindrical, sometimes expanded at the base, lined, whitish to pinkish brown
Sweet, nutty, pleasant
Summer to autumn
Usually on nitrogen rich soil in deciduous woods, more rarely with conifers, and very rarely on dunes with Leymus arenarius (Lyme grass)
Spores sub-spherical, broadly ellipsoidal, angular in some views, coarsely warty (4.5-7)x(3.5-5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical. Cap cuticle consisting of interwoven short celled hyphae about 4-8 µm wide.
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
22 October 2020 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 22 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Cap cuticle hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 22 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin