Substrate: Sandy or loamy soils
Conservation Status: Not of concern
It is a medium to large mushroom characterized by a conspicuously hairy to fibrillose gray to gray-brown cap, with a whitish margin and fringe when young. The whitish gills are crowded, and the stipe is stout, tapered towards the base, whitish, and discolors brownish when handled. The veil is somewhat fragile and may leave a ring or remain attached to the edge of the cap. When formed, the ring is whitish above and brownish below. L. barssii is widespread, but not particularly common, occurring in sandy or loamy soils.