CAP: 3-15cm in diameter. Variable in yellow/brown colours. Starting convexed then becoming flattened to depressed with striate edge when mature. Covered in dark fibrillose scales, more so at the centre, eventually balding. STIPE: Various tones of yellow, brown darkening towards the bottom. Cylindrical with slight tapering toward bottom. Initially with white or yellow membranous ring. Finely woolly. GILLS/PORES: White at first then turning yellowish brown. Decurrent and fairly crowded. FLESH: White sometimes turning pinkish. Strong taste. SPORES: Pale cream, ellipsoid. HABITAT: Trooping in dense groups on either deciduous or coniferous woodland. Very destructive.
SEASON: Very common.
Late summer to late autumn.EDIBILITY: Edible but only when cooked.
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