This medium-sized agaric has a bright tan cap, drying paler from the centre. It also has yellowish or reddish brown gills and a ring on the stem. It grows clustered on stumps and logs of broad-leaf trees, favorfavoring birch.
convex, becoming flattened with a blunt umbo, and hygrophanous; as damp shiny and greasy with a deep orange-brown colour towards the rim; often there is a disc of lighter flesh in the middle. Cinnamon-coloured as dry. Gills
initially light and later cinnamon brown and broadly attached to the stem and crowded. Sometimes somewhat decurrent. Spores
are ochre-brown. Stem
about 0.5–1 cm in diameter with a ring which separates the bare, smooth light cinnamon upper part from the darker brown shaggily scaly lower part.
A group of poisonous
Galerina species are similar. Galerina are unicolor and Galerina marginata have fibers and no stem scales.
This mushroom is not recommended to be picked as food because it can be confused with the deadly poisonous Galerina marginata.
on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.