Growing at the side of a country lane by a hedge and an oak tree. 14 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Rosette shaped, consisting of multiple fronds growing from a common base, deep reddish brown to pinkish brown, to about 20 cm across
Frequent in Southern England, infrequent to rare elsewhere
Usually with oak trees, but also with beech trees, in parks, open woods and grassy areas, growing from buried roots
Spores sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-6.5) x (4-5) µm2