Distribution: Any time of year, often on bare soil
Conservation Status: Not of concern
This rather small mushroom can be found at almost any time of year, often on bare soil. It has a shallow depressed orange-brown to brown cap that becomes finely scaly with age, close whitish, short-decurrent gills that are somewhat fragile, and an equal to tapered stipe that is colored like the cap and has white tomentum and mycelial strands at the base. The odor is farinaceous. C. sinopica is similar to C. squamulosa and C. mitis H. E. Bigelow, however, the latter has a mild odor.