A medium-sized fungus with a tawny-orange cap that has a waxy feel, found growing in fairly widespread troops on soil among short grass in pastures and meadows.
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Frequent from late Summer to Autumn.
On soil in unimproved grassland. Rarely on calcareous loam soils in scrub woodland, often associated with Corylus and Fraxinus in such situations.
Convex initially, becoming flattened and broadly umbonate with age, tawny buff with orange or ochraceous tinges, finally unevenly wavy, cap crazed when dry, waxy.
Cap flesh is thick, ochraceous, especially at the centre, stem flesh is buff, stuffed. Odour and taste not distinctive.
Deeply decurrent, broad and distant, pallid buff or straw coloured.
Tapering slightly downwards, stout, concolorous with the cap but slightly paler, smooth, ring absent.