Pileus (Cap): 4cm. Hemispheric, Becoming convex. Margin in-rolled, Becoming sub-irregular. Vinaceous at first. Breaking up into vinaceous tufted fibrils. Fibrillose on margin. Cutis beginning pink, Becoming yellow but remaining pink at disc. Context whitish/ Pink, Staining pink in immature specimens. Staining green in spots.
Lamellae (Gills): Sinuate, Shortly decurrent tooth. Light yellow in young specimens, Becoming rust spotted in age. Tawny, Ocherous orange by maturity. Fimbriate. Cortinate partial veil white in immature specimens.
Stipe (Stem): 4cm X 7mm. Tapering to yellow, Sub-bulbous base. Beginning pink, Becoming yellow from base up but remaining pink at apex. Covered with brown, Appressed fibrils. Fibrils white above apex. Fugacious veil quickly disappearing. Stuffed-hollow. Context whitish, staining pink in immature specimens. Apex darkens dramatically when damaged.
Microscopic features: Distinctively ocherous orange. Spores 6 x 8.5 x4.5 - 5 um ellipsoid to ovoid in face view, dextrinoid, verruculose, no germ pore. Pleurocystidia 22 - 33 x 6%u2014 7 um, cheilocystidia 20 - 34 x 3 - 7 um, caulocystidia none, clamp connections present.
Season: June through November.
Habitat and Distribution: G. braendlei grows on dead hardwoods and probably conifers, It is widespread in the eastern U.S. Also present in the Western United States.