Fig 1
CAP: 10-25cm in diameter. Dull greyish brown.  Ovoid to globular at first eventually becoming bell shaped.  Covered in darker brown shaggy scales. STIPE: Tall, club-shaped.  Entirely brown when young becoming pale buff covered with dark brown scales giving a snake skin appearance.  Thick, large double ring which is brown below and loose on the stem. GILLS/PORES: Free of the stem, white, crowded and broad.  Brittle. FLESH: Whitish, thin and soft, bruising dull red.  Woolly in the cap. SPORES: White, long, ellipsoid. HABITAT: Outskirts of woodland, woodland clearings and fields. SEASON: Frequent.  Summer to autumn. EDIBILITY: Edible and tasty.

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