Cap: 6-9 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to flattened, dented in the center, old infundibuliform, smooth to little uneven surface, dark blood red, red brown, or purple brown, with ocker stains, in dry dull, in wet shiny-greasy, margin smooth, little grooved, cup skin peelable to half.
Hymenophore: lamellae are white, later light ocher yellow, almost free, many forked.
Spore print: yellow, IVa-b
Spore: sublobose to elliptic, 7,3-9,4 x 6,1-7,8 μm, ornament, with globose, and partly elongated warts, which are net-like connected.
Stem: 4-10 x 1-2,5 cm, cylindrical, first full, later hollow, white, with pink tint, on the base upward ocher brownish stained.
Flesh: white, odor like cedar, taste first mild, but soon very acrid. Chemical reactions on cup flesh: FeSO4- pink, Guaiac- olive brown, Phenol- wine brown.
Habitat: gregarious in coniferous forests, by spruce and pine, rarely by fir, on fresh to moist, base-and nutrient-poor, acidic soils, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: similar with Russula integra var. integra, which grows on alkaline, base rich soils.