Cap: 3-10 cm across, hemispherical campanulate when young, later convex to plane, somewhat undulating in age, surface finely tomentose, dry, strikingly blood red when young, later fading and brown red, margin even.
Hymenophore: lemon yellow to gold yellow when young, later with an olive tint, bluing somewhat when touched, green yellow tubes, somewhat notched and sometimes decurrent as thin ridges.
Spore print: olive brown
Spore: fusiform, 10,2-13,2 X 4,1-5,7 μm
Stem: 5-10 x 0,8-1,5 cm, cylindric to fusiform clavate, surface light-yellow and punctate at the apex, increasingly red to brown red and longitudinally fibrillose downward, base and Mycelium chrome yellow, bluing slightly when bruised, solid.
Flesh: yellowish, thick, soft, bluing slightly when cut, odor not distinctive, taste mild, sourish.
Habitat: in mixed hardwood forests, parks, gardens, and floodplain forests, grows from summer to fall.