Brownish gray cap with whitish to pinkish gills and a whitish stalk. Grows singly or scattered, on dead wood or on the ground over buried wood. May–October. Cap convex to flat; brownish gray to dark brown, with darker fibers radiating from the center; texture smooth; tacky when wet. Gills broad; spacing close; white, becoming salmon pink; attachment free. Stalk straight but sometimes curved; may enlarge slightly toward the base; white, can be tinged with black or brown; texture smooth with small fibers; solid. Spore print salmon to brownish pink. Spores magnified are elliptical, smooth.
Lookalikes: A lot of other brownish gray mushrooms, some of which may be poisonous.