“CAP 4-15 cm; with fawn-brown fibrils on pale to buff ground; smooth at first. ODOR creosote or phenol; unpleasant. TASTE metallic. GILLS white in buttons, then pinkish, finally lilac-gray to reddish-brown or chocolate-brown. STEM 6-15 cm x 0.5-2.5 cm; smooth, without scales; equal or slightly bulbous to massively bulbous (up to 4 cm thick). RING thick, felt-like, flaring. CHEMICAL bright yellow with 3% KOH.”
GILLS free, crowded; SPOPRE PRINT dark brown.
“POISONOUS. … can cause serious gastro-intestinal distress.”
“Toxic. Causes gastrointestinal upsets.”