Pileus 10-20(-25) x 5-10 when still closed, up to 30(-40) mm when expanded, first ellipsoid or ovoid, than campanulate to convex, finally flat, brown (Mu. 7.5 YR 4/2-5/2) beneath the rust-coloured or orange-red veil (Mu. 5 YR 5/8, 7.5 YR 5/8-4/6), that dissapear soon and often forms a slimy layer on wet conditions. Lamellae (number of lamellae not noted) first whitish with rust-coloured edge, soon brown to blackish. Stipe up to 100 x 2-4 mm, white, sometimes with pinkish tinge, upper part white floccose, lower part covered with orange, rust-coloured veil, dense at base; base up to 5 mm, somewhat rooting and with white mycel. Smell weak, indistinct or somewhat after apricot (coll. v.d. Aa 10161).
Habitat & distribution
Not common, usually gregarious on heaps of wood-chips or vegetable refuse, often at pieces of wood or in grass amidst Urtica.