30 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Bell shaped when young, then expanding with a central bump, hygrophanous, reddish brown to yellowish brown, often with dark spots, paler when dry, margin decorated with veil remnants, to about 7 cm across
Adnate, distant, thick, broad, ochraceous brown to apricot brown
Cylindrical or slightly club shaped, pale yellowish brown, decorated with pale veil remnants, with a distinct ring zone
Late summer to autumn
In deciduous woods, favouring oak and beech
Spores broadly ellipsoidal, very warty (7-9) x (5-6) µm2
Unknown, possibly poisonous
Hinnuleus means "like a fawn" and refers to the colour of the cap and stem. The French name for this species is "Le cortinaire couleur de faon".