Cap: 6-11 cm across, young hemispherical, later convex and cushion-shaped, smooth to wrinkled, finely tomentose pressed scaly, reddish ocher-brown with brown spots, margin is sharp and bent downward.
Hymenophore: intensive lemon yellow to reddish brown, on stem notched.
Spore print: dark olive brown
Spore: cylindric-spindle, thick walled with drops, 12-14,5 x 3,7-4,5 μm
Stem: 5-10 x 3-5 cm, cylindrical, base is rounded and slightly pointed rooted, apex is lemon yellow with reddish brown net, under it pale yellow with pale net, full, stem flesh is white.
Flesh: whitish, under the cup skin and over the pores is lemon yellow, thick, if cut not bluish, odor pleasant, taste mild to nutty.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in montane and subalpine coniferous forests by spruce, rarely also under fir, pine and juniper, grows from summer to late summer.