- cap is up to 10 cm broad, broadly convex shaped, smooth and sticky/slimy, cinnamon brown to purplish grey.
- older specimens have a planar cap with upturned edges.
- flesh is white.
- gills are white, graying in age, and descend onto the stem.
- stem is white above and below the ring, with a distinct bright yellow area at the tapering base.
- partial veil is thin, leaving a superior ring on the stem that soon turns black.
- grows abundantly in areas with conifers.
- appears in the summer and fall.
- has a slimy texture and mild odor; remove the cap's skin and cook before eating.