Cap 50-90 mm broad, convex to broadly convex, becoming flattened in age; dry, glabrous, deep wine-red to dark reddish brown when young, changing to yellowish brown or tan in age, with white flocculose remnants of a partial Viel on the margin when young. Gills adnate, close, broad, dingy buff to tan at first, becoming brown in age, lacking purple tones. Stem 50-80 x 8-14 mm, cylindrical, longitudinally grooved, flocculose, white becoming yellowish brown; base of Stem with coarse white rhizomorphs; with a white, membranous, flocculose partial Viel that ruptures upon Cap expansion and remains as tatters on the Cap margin. Odor and taste unpleasant. Spore Deposit brown (Vandyke brown). Edibility: edible but not recommended.