Fig 1
CAP: 5-15cm in diameter. A lovely pinkish cap with a wooly surface and inrolled margin give the game away when trying to identify this lovely species. The cap is always concave when old. Usually concentric circles can be made out on the cap surface. STIPE: Downy and solid but becoming smoother and hollow with age. GILLS/PORES: Gills are white or pale pink and are slightly decurrent exuding a creamy milk when broken. FLESH: Thick, firm and white. SPORES: Pale yellowish cream, oval with low warts. HABITAT: With birch trees in damp areas. SEASON: Infrequent.  Late summer to autumn. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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