4 August 2023 Basingstoke, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding with age, brown, covered with coarse scales, sometimes yellowing when bruised, margin decorated with veil remnants, to about 20 cm across
Broad, whitish, then pink, finally dark brown
Cylindrical, narrowing towards the apex, white, sometimes yellowing when bruised, ring large, fleshy
Summer to mid autumn
In woods, and parkland, and at the side of roads, with deciduous and coniferous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-8) x (4.5-5) µm2
12 October 2016 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.