October 1998 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Conical, expanding with age, often with a central bump, greyish to brownish, margin radially lined, to about 6 cm across
Adnate, broad, distant, often interveined, white then pale pink
Slender, +/- equal, concolorous with the cap, coarsely hairy at the base
Mealy, or rancid
All year, but mainly summer to autumn
On dead wood of deciduous trees, favouring logs and stumps
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (9-12) x (6-8.5) µm2. Basidia 2 or 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia club shaped.
17 October 2008 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.