17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, then flattened, initially covered with white veil remants forming a regular pattern of spots, margin lined, brown, to about 10 cm across
Broad, close, free, white
Equal or tapered, with a thin ring, surface above the ring smooth, and a bulbous base usually with a gap between the stem and the bulb, white
Do not taste
In deciduous and coniferous woods, favouring oak and beech
Spores broadly ellipsoidal, smooth (8-12) x (6.5-7.5) µm2
Take care not to confuse with A. excelsa and A. rubescens