11 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding with age, smooth when dry, slimy when damp, chestnut brown, margin pale, to about 10 cm across
Adnate to emarginate, off white, developing brown spots with age
Equal, whitish with reddish brown fibres
In deciduous woods, especially with beech
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-7.5) x (3.5-5) µm2
October 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.