(1)2-4cm across, obtuse to convex, becoming broadly convex to flat, margin incurved to decurved [downcurved]; subhygrophanous [somewhat hygrophanous], dark brown to dark cinnamon, often fading as it dries to olive brown; fibrillose, moist, more or less opaque
in cap olive when moist, ochraceous faded, in stem rusty ochraceous to the base, in base orange-fulvous to dark fulvous
adnexed, close, broad; rusty ochraceous becoming ferruginous, then orange-ochraceous to orange-fulvous
4-7cm x 0.5-1cm, equal or nearly equal, "near rusty ochraceous and darkening (more ochraceous) from the base upward, with a covering of ochraceous fibrils"
more or less bitter
spores 7-9 x 4.5-5.5 microns, elliptic to ovate, verruculose [finely warty], in KOH brownish to pale fulvous, in Melzer's reagent light yellowish to yellowish brown; basidia 4-spored, 24-35 x 5.5-7 microns, "clavate to more or less ventricose, thin-walled", in KOH colorless to pale vinaceous "or containing particles and masses of deep red to vinaceous red pigment", in Melzer's reagent light yellow "or containing yellowish, brownish, orange, or reddish orange particles"; pleurocystidia absent, cheilocystidia 8-17 x 6-8 microns, "clavate to broadly clavate, thin-walled", in KOH and Melzer's reagent similar to basidia; clamp connections present throughout the fruiting body
[presumably a shade of brown]