9 October 2021 Bentworth, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Conical to bell shaped, usually with a small bump at the centre, dark brown to pale brown, paler towards the margin, radially lined, 5 to 25 mm across
Narrowly adnate, white to pale grey, pale brown or pale pink
Equal, hollow, fragile, whitish, grey brown or brown, darkening towards the base, white mycelium at the base
Summer to autumn
In mossy grass, also on litter in woods
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8-11) x (4-6) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 2 and 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical, club shaped or balloon shaped, decorated with spines or small prutuberances. Gill face cystidia similar.
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 9 October 2021 Bentworth, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 9 October 2021 Bentworth, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.