16 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding with age, with a central bump, surface silky, grey, to about 10 cm across
Emarginate, broad, whitish
Equal, fibrous, whitish
Thin, pale grey
Mild, gradually hot after chewing for a minute or two
In deciduous woods, favouring beech
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (5-6.5) µm2
This species is easily recognised once the flesh has been chewed for a few minutes
15 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
October 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
October 2004 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.