15 November 2021 Brookwood, Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding wih age, felty, reddish brown sometimes with a violaceous tint, about 25 to 40 mm across
Emarginate with a decurrent tooth, broad, fairly crowded, white to pale yellow
Equal, fibrous, brown, whitish to pale violet towards the base, white mycelium visible at base
On soil in deciduous and coniferous woods
Spores ellipsoidal to spindle shaped (5-6) x (3-4.5) µm2
Considered by some authorities to be a colour form of Rugosomyces ionides.
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 15 November 2021 Brookwood, Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.