The cap is deep rich brown and striate when young and with hairs that can be seen with a lens. The cap fades to pale beige with age. Gills are brown with a purplish tint. Stalk (stipe) is long, slender and white, soon hollow and brittle.
Gardens parks and copses, often on pieces of rotten wood or woodchip.
Best in Autumn
Widespread in in England, but not particularyly common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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