Description: Medium sized agaric, fasciculate,
growing on root of tree.
Pileus: Convex to almost flattened, with partial
auto-digestion, coloured a greyish brown with a
dark grey to black margin, sulcate to ¾ of cap,
without setae but with small white granular velar
material scattered over the cap; 20-30mm in
diameter. Stipe: Pale greyish-brown to almost white,
darkening in colour towards the base, hollow
centrally and without setae; 30-95mm x 2-5mm. Gills: Narrow, changing into a black liquid, narrowly
adnate to slightly decurrent. 10% Ammonia: Velar remnants - no colour
change. Spore print: Blackish liquid.
Microscopy: Velar remnants: Globular cells, some with
thickened walls, and occasional filaments. Cheilocystidia: Very rare - utriform (only 1 seen!). Pleurocystidia: Absent. Basidia: 4-spored, 23-27µm x 9.5-10.2µm. Spores: Ellipsoid to amygdaliform, smooth, dark
brown with germ pore. 9.2-10.9µm x 5.8-7.5µm,