Pileus (Cap): (4)7.5 %u2014 15(30) cm, Convex to broadly convex, becoming plane in age. margin deeply incurved at first, becoming revolute with age, dry, fibrillose or with small ochraceous brown scales, pale-yellow or ochraceous buff, flesh soft, whitish, yellowish near the gills.
Lamellae (Gills): Adnate to uncinate to decurrent with a tooth, close, thin, narrow, yellowish white becoming cinnamon. Stipe (Stem): (7.5)10 %u2014 13(25) cm. long, (1.5)2.5 %u2014 5 cm. thick, equal or swelling in the middle, fleshy-fibrous, solid, elastic, fibrillose, concolorous, white within, the cortina leaves only a faint ring on the robust stalk. Microscopic features: 7.5-10 x 4.5-5 um, ellipsoid, more rarely subvoid in face view, slighty inequilateral in profile, verrucose, furruginous in KOH, a few dextrinoid at once and all dextrinoid after one hour. Basidia 23-28 x 5-7um (2-)4 spored. Pleurocystidia 23-28 x 5-7um, ventricose, inconspicuous; cheilocystidia 23-30 x 3-7um, flask shaped, capitate or subcapitate. Gill trama of subparallel hyphae, 5-9um broad;subhymenium not distinctive. pileus trama of radial hyphae (scales). No caulocystidia or pileocystidia.
Season: June through November.
Habitat and Distribution: Originally found in a small excavation near a farmhouse, wide spread over the Eastern part of North America.
Bruising: Green or blue bruising at the base and on the pileus, green spots on the pileus likely.
Other Notes: It is distinguished by its ochraceiys pileus, mild taste, yellowisg white stipe, radially arranged hyphae of the pileus trama and the absence of both pileocystidia and caulocystidia. It is allied to the complex of G. spectabilis, G. luteus, G. ventricosus, and G. armillatus.