13 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, then depressed, felty, becoming smooth with age, to about 25 cm across
Decurent, crowded, branched, cream then ochre, often with rust spots
Stout, felty and olivaceous buff, becoming coarsely downy and dark brown with age
Whitish to pale ochre
Late summer to autumn
On coniferous stumps and at the base of living conifers
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5-6.5) x (3-4.5) µm2
Unknown, possibly poisonous
26 October 2007 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.