20 August 2023 Matley, New Forest, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, then depressed, usually with a narrow central bump, reddish brown to orange brown, paler with age, smooth, to about 4 cm across
Adnate to slightly decurrent, pale reddish brown
Cylindrical, surface downy or smooth, concolorous with the cap
Firm, pale reddish brown, milk plentiful, white, sometimes watery
Pleasant, sweet. The dried flesh smells strongly of powdered fenugreek seeds.
Late summer to autumn
With deciduous and coniferous trees, favouring birch and pine
Spores sub-spherical, warty (6.5-8.5) x (5-7) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Gill face cystidia lanceolate, with a pointed tip. Gill edge cystidia spindle shaped to cylindrical.
15 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
13 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.