Found and independently identified by Pete Flood, Eric Janke and Leif Goodwin. October 2023 Franchises Wood, New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex with a central dip, becoming funnel shaped with age, smooth, greyish brown to dark brown when moist, strongly hygrophanous, margin not translucently striate, to about 8 cm across
Decurrent, crowded, whitish then pale brown
Cylindrical, smooth, somewhat fibrous, pale brown
Firm, whitish to pale brown
Autumn to winter
Very rarely recorded
On soil in leaf litter with deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal (6-9) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia slender, club shaped, 4 spored. Gill cystidia not present.
Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a 100X immersion objective. 1 October 2023 Franchises Wood, New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.