1 August 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex with a broad central bump, smooth to finely wrinkled, margin lined, with veil remnants when young, orange brown, drying paler, to about 3 cm across
Adnexed, pale orange brown
Equal, slightly expanded at the base, brown, with whitish scales, ring distinct and fleshy
Late summer to autumn
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-8.5) x (4-4.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia finger shaped.
This species cannot be recognised without microscopy. It could be confused with C. aporos, C. blattaria and C. filaris, and even Galerina marginata, which occurs on wood.