October 2000 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, then flattened, surface suede like, golden yellow to orange brown, to about 25 cm across
Broad, adnate, whitish then yellow brown.
Equal or swollen at the base, surface smooth above the ring, covered with granular scales below, ring apical, pendant and fleshy, golden yellow to orange brown
Whitish to pale yellow, firm
On rich soil in mixed woods and wood margins
Ochraceous or yellowish
Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped, finely rough (10-13) x (4-5) µm2