The mushroom varies in colours from yellow, red or reddish pink. Some of the species' notable physical characteristics, however, distinguish it from the other members of the genus. For instance, the colors of the cap, darkening over the disk and the universal veil colored yellow to cream. The cap is convex or sometimes shield-shaped, becoming flat with a fairly distinctly lined margin. The cap may vary in lengths of 2 to 8 centimeters. The surface is smooth, becoming slightly stick when moist. On the stem, the universal veil material is yellow to cream, forming yellow powder or flakes at the base of the stalk. The gills are free, close, and cream in mass.
Found in mixed forests with oaks and conifers.