- cap is up to 15 cm broad, convex shaped with incurved edges when young, carrot-orange with greenish hues.
- flesh is faintly orange, greenish stains appear with age.
- gills are bright orange and descend on the stem, slowly staining green.
- cutting the gills releases a carrot-colored (NOT white) latex that stains green.
- stem is light orange, staining green.
- grows singly or scattered in areas with conifers.
- appears in late summer and fall.
- mild to slightly acrid taste with an indistinct odor; cook before eating.
- warning: a number of poisonous or inedible look-alikes have a similar appearance, but differ in that the latex is white rather than orange.