18 October 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Conical then expanding, sometimes lobed, surface dry and fibrous, centre scurfy, red then orange or orange-yellow, to about 6 cm across
Adnexed or free, whitish to pale yellow, thick, edge sometimes serrated
Cylindrical, +/- equal, hollow, surface dry, fibrous, red, orange yellow or yellow, to about 6 cm high
In unimproved grassland
Spores ellipsoidal, ovoid or pear shaped, a few constricted, smooth (8-11) x (5-6.5) µm2
Edible, but should not be collected due to rarity
This species is readily identified by the combination of a dry scurfy cap, a fibrous stem, and the large size