Conservation Status: Not of concern
Cystoderma amianthinum is a widespread species found in moss along road edges and open grassy areas. The color of the finely granular cap and the covering below the poorly defined ring varies from yellow-ocher and yellow-orange to brownish yellow or more ochraceous to olivaceous. Some forms have a highly wrinkled cap surface; others have white to pale yellow coloration. The gills are white to pale yellowish, the odor is disagreeable or somewhat like freshly husked corn, and the spores are amyloid.