A small waxcap with an initially bell-shaped, and later flattening, cap 2 to 5 cm across, scarlet in colour and slimy in texture. The adnate gills are thick and widely spaced, yellow red in colour. The spore print is white. The ringless stipe is up 2 to 5 cm high and 0.3 to 1 cm wide, red with a yellowish base. The flesh is yellowish-red and the smell and taste faint.
Found in woodlands.