Flushed with shades of russet-pink to rust, being darker at the centre and almost reddish at the margin. Covered with greyish pink scales, which are prominent when the mushroom is young.
Is known to contain a hemolytic poison in its raw state, This toxin is destroyed by cooking. Choice but not recommended.
Button globose, later conical, convex and then flat. Gills White, sometimes tinged with pink.
Thickens towards it bulbous base. White near apex, russet and sometimes scaly towards base. Ring Large, Frilly, striate. Yellowish white or pinkish tinge.
Grows in woods
Coniferous and deciduous woodlands. Common appears to be confined to the Cape Peninsula and Stelenbosch. It has also been recorded from South Africa, where it is thought to have been accidentally introduced with trees imported from Europe.