Cap: 4-10 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex or flat; sticky at first, but soon dry; dirty yellow to brownish yellow; smooth or with inconspicuous dark brownish spots or tiny scales.
Gills: Attached to the stem; close; pale at first, becoming grayish or purplish brown—or merely dark brown.
Stem: 5-9 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; dry; with a ring; fairly smooth or finely hairy (but not conspicuously shaggy-scaly); white; base often with white mycelial threads.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive, or unpleasant and somewhat mealy.
Spore Print: Purple-brown to dark brown.
Microscopic Features: Spores 5-9 × 3-5 µ; smooth; elliptical. Chrysocystidia present.