Cap: 6-20 cm across, young spherical to hemispherical, later convex pulvinate, old flattened but rarely total flat, orange red, brown red, later often little paller orange brown, brownish orange, orange ocher, apricot colored, first more ocher, fine tomentose to tomentose, dry, in wet weakly greasy sticky, quickly drying, margin acute with the cuticle projecting.
Hymenophore: mouths are young white, later gray to dirty olive gray or yellow gray, tubes concolorous with mouths, notched at the stem.
Spore print: brown
Spore: fusiform, 12,5-18,5(22,5) x 3,6-5,1(6,1) μm, Q 2,8-4,1
Stem: 8-20 x 1-2,5 cm, cylindric to ventricose or somewhat clavate, first whitish, scaled rough, later are scales orange to brown on a whitish underground, sometimes from start orange, sometimes in apex long whitish, later chestnut brown to dak gray brown, often reticulate arranged, base is clavate, basal myceul is whitish.
Flesh: white, quickly gray violet, purple gray, partially almost black if cracked and if cut, in stem base rarely greenish oder bluish, in cup soon soft, in stem tomentose hard, odor and taste not distinctive, pleasant.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious on grassy mossy humus sols, on fileds of ferns under poplar, birch, hornbeam, in open hardwood forests, grows from summer to fall.