Pileus (Cap): 0.5-3.6 cm broad. Conic to convex, eventually subcampanulate, expanding to broadly convex, and typically acutely umbonate with a sharp papilla. Surface smooth to translucent-striate near the margin, viscid when moist from a thick, separable gelatinous pellicle. Colour pale reddish brown to honey to ochraceous, hygrophanous, fading in drying to yellowish olive to ochraceous or yellowish buff. Flesh whitish to honey coloured, bruising bluish where injured.
Lamellae (Gills): Attachment adnate, sometimes sinuate or uncinate, whitish clay at first, eventually dark purplish brown at maturity, with whitish edges.
Stipe (Stem): 20-90 mm long by 0.5-4 mm thick. Equal to slightly swollen at the base. Colour whitish at first, soon reddish brown or honey coloured, and sometimes with grayish bluish green tones. Surface covered with whitish fibrillose patches to a fairly persistent, superior densely fibrillose to membranous annulus that develops from a thickly cortinate partial veil.
Microscopic features: Dark purple-brown, (9.5)12.5 - 15(16) x 6.5 -9.5 um, ovoid in front view, ellipsoid in side view, thick walled with a broad germ pore. Basidia 4-spored. Pleurocystidia absent. Cheilocystidia (15)20 - 30(35) by (4)6 - 8(9) um, ventricose-fusiform or lageniform with a narrow neck, often flexuous, 4 - 15 by 0.5 - 1.5 um, occasionally branched.
Season: Generally found in October and November, but in Chile, this mushroom has been collected in August.
Habitat and Distribution: On horse manure, and in grassy areas or in rich soils. Known from Canada (British Columbia and New Brunswick), the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho), Chile, Great Britain, and Europe. Probably more widely distributed than presently reported.