14 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Conical, then flattened, often with a central bump, smooth, margin lined, yellow brown to orange brown, drying paler, often with a pale centre and darker margin, to about 6 cm across
Adnate, crowded, pale ochraceous, then reddish brown
Equal, smooth above the ring zone, coarsely scaly below, ring thin, pale at apex, dark brown below
Pale yellow brown
Spring to early winter
Densely clustered on stumps and logs of deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-7.5) x (4-5) µm2
Edible, but easily confused with the deadly poisonous Galerina marginata.
13 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.