Cap: 4-15 cm across, first hemispherical to convex, later flattened to infundibuliform dented, if wet hazelnut brown to red brown, with darker middle and little greasy, if dry paler, hygrophanous, with concentric zones, center is cream ocher, not scaled, or only with some fiber scales, center is fiber scaled, outside light brown, young dark brownish, young margin inrolled and with a velum, later translucent striate.
Hymenophore: white with flesh tint, reddish brown stained, broad, on stem adnexed and with line decurrent, edges are little crenate and brown stained.
Spore print: light cream
Spore: broadly elliptic, with drops, 7,1-9,2 x 5,1-6,3 μm
Stem: 4-12 x 0,5-1,5 cm, cylindrical to conic, base often like onion thickend, often bent, apex white with fading ring, with a lot of white to yellowish fibers, under ring dirty creamy, with yellow tint, base is yellow, longitudinal fibered, with only few flakes, young full, old hollow, elastic, tough.
Flesh: white, if wet watery gray brown, thin, odor like fungi, taste mild, later after chewing scratching.
Habitat: on hardwood wood, parasitic or saprophytic, on branches or roots, grows from summer to fall.