Habitat: Conifers or hardwoods
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Cap: 2-7 cm wide, convex with a low, broad umbo when young, becoming flattened-convex; surface dry and wooly becoming matted-fibrillose, appressed-fibrillose, or appressed-scaly; often unevenly colored due to brownish or pale gray to medium gray or black fibrils scattered over the white to pale gray background, sometimes with yellowish staining in age, especially near the margin; margin incurved when young, becoming uplifted and wavy. Flesh: whitish to pale gray; odor and taste farinaceous. Gills: sinuate, moderately broad, close, thin; pale gray when young, becoming white and sometimes discoloring yellow, especially near the cap margin; entire, but often eroded; lamellulae numerous; evanescent whitish cortina present. Stalk: 2-7 cm long, 6-15 mm, equal to slightly clavate with a rounded or abruptly tapered base, solid or hollow; surface dry, silky-fibrillose; white, sometimes discoloring yellow-brown or pale gray-brown or pale yellow when bruised or in age.
Sources: Bessette, Alan E., Arleen R. Bessette, William C. Roody, and Steven A. Trudell. Trichoolomas of North America. Austin, University of Texan Press, 2013.