Cap: 4-10 cm across, hemispherical when young, later convex to plane, in center also dented, dark reddish brown, with broad, contiguous scales, bright surface is often not revealed, dry, dull.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first whitish, later gray pink.
Spore print: purpur brown
Spore: elliptical, 6-7 x 4-4,5 μm
Stem: 4-7 x 1-2 cm, cylindrical, toward the base slightly bulbous, little moe paller as cup, with hanging, thick, overside ribbed, high ring, underneath scaled floccose, against base dark scaled.
Flesh: white, compact, if cut longitudinal reddish, in stem base yellowish, odor is neutral, only on stem base almond like, taste is mild.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious or grouped on sandy soils in hardwood and coniferous forests, under oak, beech or pine, grows from august to october.