Fruiting from Spring till Autumn, found in wet or damp places, usually deciduous woodland but sometimes with conifers.
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Frequent to common
In small troops associated with broadleaf trees but may also be found with conifer often in damp places.
Shallowly convex when young, but with age it expands and becomes slightly depressed. The edge of the cap is tightly inrolled at first, then turned down and often slightly ribbed. The cap surface is glutinous or sticky when wet and silky or felty when dry. Colours vary from olive-brown to rust or red-brown.
The flesh is yellowish-white, soft with a sour smell and taste.
The gills are linked by veins and fork where they join and run down the stem and are easily separated from the flesh of the cap. Yellowish when young turning rust-brown with age and dark-brown when bruised.
Cylindrical, or sometimes tapered with the surface similar in colour to the cap, often with a fine frosting.