Distribution: Broad throughout the Northern Hemisphere
Habitat: Occurs with conifers
Conservation Status: Not of concern
C. pistillaris produces similarly large fruitbodies, but they lack the wide flattened top and grow with hardwoods. Our western version of C. pistillaris is C. occidentalis; it occurs with both conifers and hardwoods.
Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.