Common Names: Chestnut mushroom, fatty Pholiota
It is a gilled fungus with a sticky, rust-brown colored cap, 3 to 5 inches in diameter, gently rounded, with fine scales. The gills are at first pale yellow but become dark brown when the spores are produced. Spore print is cinnamon brown or rusty brown. The stems are curved, scaly, and more or less buff or tan colored. Found in late fall. It is found in Europe, where it grows both saprophytically and as a weak parasite on living and dead stems of European beech trees. This is not a mushroom you are likely going to find growing in Connecticut however it has been recently cultivated and found for sale in supermarkets.