Cap: 1,5-4,5 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to plane, not or only little umbonate in center, dull, smooth, finely fibrillose to tomentose, cherry red to blood red, margin is acute in age sometimes wavy.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first blood red, later dark to brown red, broad, notched and broadly attached, edges are smooth to little crenate.
Spore print: reddish brown
Spore: oval to elliptic, weak verrucose, 6-8,6 x 4-5,7 μm
Stem: 3-7,5 x 0,3-0,7 cm, cylindric, base is sometimes little enlarged, stiff, flexible, young solid, old hollow, on a light red background with dark red to brown red fibrils, fibrils are somtimes forming an annular zone, base is often paler to reddih ocher.
Flesh: blood red, thin, odor is raphanoid, taste is bitter.
Habitat: gregarious and also solitary in spruce forests, on moist acidic soils, among mosses and needle litter, also on rotten stumps of spruce, grows from later summer to fall.
Edibility: deadly poisonous