It has a glabrous zoned convex cap with inrolled margin becoming funnel-shaped with a viscid depressed disc in center. Gills are orange. Stem has scrobiculations (pot holes), and is orange, but paler at the apex. Latex is sparse to moderate and orange-red. No change in color with exposure to air. Found associated with conifers in summer and fall. Taste is mild. Edible. Note: there is no green staining as with Lactarius determinus, orange scrobiculate (pitted) stem. Mycorrhizal with conifers.