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cap: 9cm diameter. mostly plane, partially convex. margin smooth but wavy and lobed. colour medium brown. some radial fibres with dark ends give some texture. flesh light tan. gills: attached. slightly darker than flesh. 7mm deep. jagged edge. a bit brittle. close-crowded. spore print: white stem: 5cm long, 1.5 cm wide. stable width. light tan (like gills) no ring, no volva. interior flesh like cap. not hollow quite tough to snap. snapped very raggedly.
in leaf litter on edge of bamboo stand near tended grass.
very hard to identify. I chased this all through David Arora's Tricholomataceae section and kept coming back to Melanoleuca.