Fig 1
CAP: 5-15cm in diameter. Covered at first with fine purple scales which gradually disappear to reveal yellow cuticle below.  Convex, wide with indistinct central umbo, later flat. STIPE: Cylindrical, golden yellow with red velvety areas.  Evenly thick. GILLS/PORES: Pale yellow, thin, sinuate. FLESH: Pale yellow with resinous scent. SPORES: Hyaline, ovoid - ellipsoid, smooth. HABITAT: On dead stumps within coniferous forests. SEASON: Common.  Late summer - autumn. EDIBILITY: Edible.

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