Pileus: 1.3 - 3.0 cm broad; obtusely conic to convex, becoming obtusely umbonate to campanulate when mature; margins decurved when young, then straight when mature, entire, even, at times exceeding gills and splitting; surface viscid to glutinous, glabrous; when young, brownish orange to light brown with white edges, when mature, fading to brownish orange on disc, becoming pale orange on margins, edges remaining white; context 2 mm at junction with stipe, moist, firm, same colour as pileus; taste very bitter; odour indistinct.
Lamellae: Ascending to uncinate when young then seceding and appearing free when mature; 3 mm broad wide, ventricose, close to subdistant, edges serrate to wavy at first then eroding when mature; pallid when young, then pallid to light orange when mature; 3 lamellulae.
Stipe: 6 - 8 cm long X 0.3 - 0.6 cm wide at apex, 1.0 - 1.5 cm wide at base; tapering upwards, surface viscid, flexuous, obliquely to abruptly bulbous, silky fibrous; ground colour yellowish white, whitish on surface bruising yellow; context solid, spongy to fibrous, light yellow; veil white.
Comments: This is one of the bitterest tasting mushrooms in these forests. There is a close relative also found here: C. crystallinus, but it has paler colours, and a dry stipe. C. vibratilis has viscid stipe.
Arora, D. 1986. Mushrooms Demystified. Ten Speed Press. Berkeley, Ca. pp 958.
Moser, M. 1983. Keys to Agarics and Boleti (Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales). Roger Phillips. London. Eng. pp. 535.