Distribution: Widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere
Habitat: Under conifers
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Cap: 3-6 cm wide, convex when young, becoming broadly convex to nearly flat in age, often with a low, broad umbo; surface smooth, dull, pale to whitish, often developing grayish to brownish tints in age. Flesh: white; odor pungent and disagreeable like coal tar or with a heavy floral scent like that of hyacinths or paperwhites; taste unpleasant. Gills: emarginate to adnexed, subdistant to distant, broad, often intervenose; white; with several tiers of lamellulae. Stalk: 4-9 cm long, 4-10 mm thick, nearly equal, or slightly enlarged downward to a swollen base that often tapers abruptly below, smooth, dry, pruinose at the apex; white to cream, brownish near the base.
Sources: Bessette, Alan E., Arleen R. Bessette, William C. Roody, and Steven A. Trudell. Trichoolomas of North America. Austin, University of Texan Press, 2013. Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.