Cap: 2-7 cm; bell-shaped to conical, becoming broadly bell-shaped or convex; moist when fresh; usually finely grainy or scaly, at least when young; orangish brown, changing color markedly as it dries out and becoming dull orangish tan; the margin at first whitish, often splitting in age.
Gills: Attached to the stem, often by a notch; distant; pale brownish to nearly yellowish at first, becoming cinnamon brown; initially covered by a white cortina.
Stem: 4-8 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; equal or club-shaped (especially when young); finely silky; brownish, with a paler apex when young; often with a white ring zone; basal mycelium whitish.
Flesh: Whitish when young but soon brownish; becoming crumbly in the stem with age.
Odor: Radishlike, sweetish and fragrant, or not distinctive.
Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface slowly dark reddish brown.
Spore Print: Rusty brown.
Microscopic Features: Spores 6-9 × 4-6 µ; ellipsoid, often with one subfusoid end; moderately to finely ornamented; dextrinoid; orangish brown in KOH. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia absent. Pileipellis a cutis