Cap: 1-6 cm, conical to convex, tan brown, hygrophanous, margin striate when moist, uplifting in age, often with a slight umbo. Bruising bluish where damaged.
Gills: Crowded, cream color when young, violet brown in age, with adnate to adnexed attachment.
Spores: Dark violet brown, subellipsoid, 14 x 7 um.
Stipe: 4.5 to 12 cm long, .2 to .4 cm thick, white to grey, finely striate, equal to slightly enlarged near the base. With a white cortinate partial veil which soon disappears and often leaves traces in the upper stem.
Distribution and habitat
Grows in clusters in wood chips, piles of leaves and woody debris in urban areas and along trails and roads in deciduous forests and gardens. Found only in Tasmania and Australia where it is common.