Cap: 4-8 cm across, first hemispherical, later flattened, dented in the center, dry dull and white veined, wet shiny, greasy, slimy, most violet, blue, purple pink, with grey to olive tints, margin smooth to little striate, cup skin peelable almost completely.
Hymenophore: lamellae are white, notched, some forked.
Spore print: white, Ia
Spore: subglobose to elliptic, 7,7-10,6 x 6-8,8 μm, ornament, with isolated, partlly elongated warts, which are only little connected together.
Stem: 4-8 x 1-1,5 cm, cylindrical or clavate, first full, later hollow, smooth, base wrinkled, white to little yellowish, apex fine pruinose.
Flesh: white, odor like bitter almonds, taste mild. Chemical reactions on cup flesh: FeSO4- flesh pink, Guaiac- red brown, Phenol- unknown.
Habitat: gregarious in coniferous forests, montane locations, by spruce and larch, on fresh to moderately moist, acidic, nutrient-and base-poor soils, grows from summer to fall.