Cap: 3-5 cm; convex to bell-shaped, becoming broadly convex, broadly bell-shaped, or nearly flat in age; dry; scaly; yellow to yellow-brown or rusty brown with a darker, contrasting center.
Gills: Free from the stem; white; close.
Stem: 4-9 cm long; under 1 cm thick; more or less equal, with a slightly swollen base; hairy to shaggy; whitish to yellowish, or with scattered brownish scales; sometimes discoloring yellowish with age or on handling; with a sheathing ring or ring zone that sometimes disappears.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface negative.
Spore Print: White.
Microscopic Features: Spores 15-21 × 4.5-6 µ; smooth; strongly to weakly dextrinoid; fusiform, with a convex curve on the adaxial side but not on the other side; reminiscent of bolete spores. Cystidia absent. Clamp connections present.
REFERENCES: Murrill, 1912. (H. V. Smith, 1966; Vellinga, 2000, Vellinga, 2001; Vellinga, 2003.) Herb. Kuo 08190502, 01150604.