Caps are 1-5 cm, moist, convex to flat, becoming funnel-shaped with a wavy margin, olive to ochre or yellow-brown, more or less covered with tiny dark brown scales. Gills are decurrent, far apart, narrow, blunt, and ochre becoming grey. Stalks are up to 6 cm tall by 6 mm broad, smooth, and yellow to ochre. Spore prints are white. Common, widespread and easily recognized by its colour and thick, branching gills, it fruits on the ground in moist areas in wood.