- cap is up to 7 cm broad, convex, smooth, bright yellow, sticky to the touch.
- older specimens have a planar cap with a depressed center with small radiating furrow-lines at the cap-edges.
- gills are brittle, yellow and narrowly attached to the stem.
- flesh is white, fragile, does not change color when bruised.
- stem is smooth, white, non-tapering, not bruising grey.
- grows in groups or scattered under paper birch and other hardwoods.
- appears in summer and fall.
- has a mild taste with an apricot-like odor; cook before eating.