Pileus bright yellow with red or brownish streaks and hairy patches 3–9 cm convex to plane with a small umbo. Margin inrolled in young specimens, and may have remnants of a yellowish, cottony veil hanging from it. When the fruit body is young the cuticle is slimy, as the cap ages,it becomes tacky. The flesh is thin.
Pores yellow and rather large, often larger near the stipe. The tubes are yellow, and stain reddish-brown when bruised. They become darker as they age
Stipe yellow, equal, covered with glandular dots that bruise if handled. The partial veil usually does not leave an ring on the stem. A whitish mycelium present at the base of the stem.