23 November 2021 Farnham, Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, becoming flattened with age, usually with a central depression, surface dry, smooth, sometimes cracking with age, orange to orange red, sometimes radially lined near the margin, margin often scalloped, about 1 to 5 cm across
Distant, broadly adnate sometimes with decurrent tooth, yellow to orange
Cylindrical or flattened, dry, smooth, yellow, yellow orange or orange, base white
Honey, especially when drying, and dried
Late summer to autumn
On soil in unfertiled grassland, including cemeteries and lawns
Spores ellipsoidal, or ovoid, occasionally constricted, smooth (6-9) x (4-5.5) µm2, Q = 1.3 - 2.0. Basidia slender, usually 4 spored.
The specimens shown still had a strong smell of honey several months after collection.
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 23 November 2021 Farnham, Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.