Eating notes: A good strong flavour, but slightly tough texture. Suits long slow cooking.
Preserving: Dries easily. Can be frozen.
Cap: 2-6cm. Dark brown, or pale grey-brown when dry. Initially convex then funnel-shaped with an irregular margin and central hole.
Gills: Has 'primitive' gill ridges rather than true gills.
Stem: Greyish yellow, hollow and tending to flatten toward the base.
Flesh: Thin and tough
Habitat: In troops (often large numbers) in deciduous or coniferous woods