Cap: 4-15 cm; convex, becoming flat or vase-shaped; dry; velvety or finely hairy; yellow brown to reddish brown, becoming dark brown in age; the margin inrolled at first.
Gills: Running down the stem; close or crowded; pale to tan or yellowish tan; frequently forked or with cross-veins near the stem.
Stem: 2-12 cm long; 1-3 cm thick; frequently off-central or even lateral; thick and sturdy; pale near the apex, but covered with velvety brown to blackish brown fuzz below.
Flesh: Thick and firm; pale to ochre.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
Spore Print: Yellowish to brownish.
Microscopic Features: Spores 5-6.5 × 3-4.5 µ; smooth; elliptical; dextrinoid.