Fig 1
CAP: Up to 10cm in diameter. Dark crimson brown with a hoary finish that is removed when handled. Usually uneven and becoming flatter with age. STIPE: The stem arises from an apricot coloured mycelium and is lemon yellow with a red base. The stem is covered in an irregular smattering of fine red dots that can be seen clearly under a hand lens. GILLS/PORES: The pores are lemon yellow and bruise greenish-blue. FLESH: Yellow and dark brown base. Turns slowly blue on cutting. There is no obvious smell or taste. SPORES: Snuff brown and subfusiform. HABITAT: Deciduous woods especially under beech trees. SEASON: Rare.  Summer to late autumn. EDIBILITY: Edible but poor.

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