Cap: 3-11 cm; bell-shaped or convex, becoming broadly bell-shaped; thickly slimy; bald; orangish brown to yellowish brown.
Gills: Attached to the stem; close; pale clay or faintly lilac colored at first, becoming brownish or rusty brown.
Stem: 5-12 cm long; 1-2 cm thick; equal or tapering a little to the base; covered with clear or whitish slime when fresh; shaggy and “belted” or obscurely zoned with whitish to brownish scales, especially over the lower half; whitish above, orange-brown to brownish below; sometimes with a rusty ring zone.
Flesh: White, or brownish in base of stem; sometimes bruising brownish.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
Chemical Reactions: KOH negative to slightly grayish on cap surface.
Spore Print: Rusty brown.
Microscopic Features: Spores 10-15 × 5-8 µ; amygdaliform or subellipsoid; moderately to weakly verrucose. Pleurocystidia absent. Cheilocystidia basidiole-like. Marginal cells present. Pileipellis an ixocutis with conspicuously clamped elements.
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