found at the base of an oak tree in woodland near Basingstoke. The largest diameter is about 20 cms
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I agree, similar but it does not have the up turned edges. I also thought about Gymnopilus junonius but again, no upturned edges.
I think Pholiota edges can turn up, given the right conditions. Check out this observation I made.
It's not identical to yours, I know, but it's similar. I looked at G.juonius and it certainly looks very much like your photos, that I'm almost convinced.
I agree - it is very similar and as close as we are likely to get - many thanks. Bill
For what it's worth, Pholiota was my gut reaction, too, based on the location and the texture of the cap. I did have some reservations about the cap size (bigger than any mentioned in my books), and the texture of the stipe (not as scaly as other Pholiota I've seen), but I don't really have any other suggestion.
Lat/Lng: 51.3113, -1.13
OS grid ref: SU607572