Caps 4-15 cm, smooth, dry, convex becoming flat to depressed in the centre, dirty white to purplish brown. Gills attached, well-spaced, thick, violet to purple. Stalks up to 15 cm tall by 2 cm broad, coloured as cap, smooth to slightly scurfy. Spore print violaceous white. Fruits under hardwoods on the ground or in grassy paces. Edible.