This viscid species is grey-brown to yellow-brown, developing red-brown colours in the centre as it matures. The cap is often covered with streaks and spots and has dark tufts near the margin. The gills are pale brown with a mauve tinge. Cap diam: up to 80 mm. The stipe is cylindrical to clavate shaped, whitish and covered with tufts and squamules. Under beech.