Caps are 1.5-4.5 cm across, dry, with a powdery to granular surface, yellowish to orange-yellow or reddish brown, convex, sometimes with radial wrinkles. Gills are attached, close and whitish . Stalks are up to 6 cm tall by 6 mm broad, powdery to granular below ring, and coloured as cap. Ring is thin, fragile, sometimes attaching to edge of cap. Spore prints are white. Widespread and the most common of the Cystoderma species in our area, it fruits on the ground in woods.