14 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, then flattened with a central bump, coarsely scaly, sticky when damp, pale brown to pale yellow, to about 6 cm across
Adnate, crowded, pale yellow then reddish brown
Equal, coarsely scaly, with an indistinct ring, whitish to pale yellow, whitish at the apex, pale brown at the base
Pale yellow, rust in stem base, firm
On dead wood and roots of deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (3.5-4.5) µm2
This species sometimes grows from buried wood, giving the impression of growing on soil
10 September 2005 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.