Cap: 6-15 cm across, young hemispherical, later flattened, dented in the center, smooth, in dry dull, in wet shiny and greasy, dark brown red, wine red, also with olive tint, margin smooth to slightly striate, cup skin peelable up to one half.
Hymenophore: light cream, later ocher yellowish, narrow adnate, many forked.
Spore print: yellow, IVb
Spore: subglobose to elliptic, 7,1-9,3 x 6,1-7,7 μm, ornament, with warts, which are morely with wide and narrow ribs net-like connected.
Stem: 3-10 x 1,5-4 cm, cylindrical, base often tapering, full, longitudinally veined, white, rarely also with fine reddish dots.
Flesh: white, odor fruity, taste mild.
Habitat: solitary in beech forests, or mixed forests, at beech, on fresh, base-rich soils, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: similar with Russula olivacea, which is on entirely length reddish hinted.