May 2000 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Egg shaped, expanding with age, radially grooved, pale yellow brown to orange brown, covered with whitish floccules, gradually deliquescing from the margin inwards, to about 5 cm across
Free, crowded, whitish at first, then blackish, finally deliquescing
Tapered upwards, smooth, white
Spring to summer
On dead wood from deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (7.5-10) x (4-5) µm2
The fruiting bodies emerge from an orange mycelium, which may be visible at the base of the stem
3 May 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
5 May 2008 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.