This small mushroom has a brownish-buff centred cap which becomes paler towards the margin. It has white velar remants at the margin when young. It becomes slimy when wet. It grows up to 5cm wide. The gills are pale buff coloured when young, becoming dark brown with age. The stem grows up to 7cm tall, it is fibrous and pale buff becoming darker in maturity. There is no distinct ring.
It fruits spring through to autumn, and it is nearly always found in association with coniferous habitats. Widespread and common.