Shrink list ... Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected
Cap: 2-7,5 cm across, first hemispherical to convex, later campanulate or convex to widespread, smooth, jung finely pressed tomentose and never scaled, later glabrous, orange yellow to reddish yellow, also yellow brownish, center is darker, margin is smooth and acute.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first light yellow, later reddish yellow and often redish dotted or stained, broad, on stem broadly adnate, edges are smooth and little yellow and whitish flocculose.
Spore print: yellow ocher
Spore: elliptic, moderately verrucose, 6,5-8,6(9,3) x 4,1-5,4 μm
Stem: 3-8 x 0,3-1 cm, cylindric, bent, full, old hollow, young whitish to light yellow, later reddish yellow, base is dark red brown, longitudinally whitish pruinsose.
Flesh: whitish yellow to light reddish yellow, thin, odor is weak spicy, taste is bitter.
Habitat: gregaarius to little clustered, rarely solitary on rotten wood of coniferous and hardwood trees, on stumps, roots, branchlets lying on the ground, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: similar with Gymnopilus sapineus, which cup is covered with torned and pressed fine scales.