Cap: 5-10(15) cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to flattened, cushion shaped, silky, smooth, first lemon yellow, later brown yellow or brown, when old cup skin net like torned, margin is sharp.
Hymenophore: mouths are lemon yellow, later pale yellow, under pressure lila brown, tubes are also lemon yellow or gray yellow, notched on stem.
Spore print: olive brown
Spore: spindle shaped, little thick walled, with drops, 12,5-18,5 x 6-7,7 μm
Stem: 6-10(15) x 1-2,5 cm, cylindric to cylindric bulbous, also little clavate, whitish yellow, against apex pale yellow, young covered with yellow scales, which are later darker to red brownish and are against base net like structured, flesh on stem if cut is like cup flesh, full and longitudinally fibered.
Flesh: light lemon yellow to whitish, under the cup skin yellow, thick, if cut first reddish and later brownish to blackish with lila tint, odor is weak uncharacteristic, taste is mild to little sour.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in hardwood forests, under oak, hornbeam and beech, in mild places, grows from summer to fall.