Pileus 1-4 cm broad, convex to plano-convex, tacky to subviscid, sulphur yellow to lemon yellow when young, developing some pale brown tones in places with age, matted tomentose to matted subtomentose. Flesh pale brownish pink, unchanging, with pungent non-idiosyncratic odor, and mild taste. Hymenophore coarsely tubulose, decurrent, brownish pink to pinkish brown (typical Chalciporus color), not changing when exposed; pores concolorous, unchanging, radially oriented. Stipe 1.5-4.5 cm long, 3-10 mm broad, terete to compressed, equal or usually curved, dry, bright lemon yellow, pinkish brown above, subpruinose to finely subscabrous above, appressed fibrillose below, with bright yellow basal mycelium, with interior solid, unchanging, bright yellow. NH4 (-) but brown on interior stipe flesh.