Common Names: Golden waxcap
Basidiocarps are agaricoid, up to 10 cm tall, the cap convex at first (never conical), becoming flat when expanded, up to 7.5 cm across. The cap surface is smooth, distinctly viscid when damp, bright lemon-yellow to orange-yellow (rarely orange to red). The lamellae (gills) are waxy, pale cap-coloured, and adnexed (narrowly attached to the stipe). The stipe (stem) is smooth, cylindrical or compressed and grooved, cap-coloured, and moist to somewhat viscid when damp. The spore print is white. Found growing in woodlands.