AppearanceCap: 2-5 cm; convex becoming broadly convex to flat, often with a low central bump; dark brown and remaining fairly dark--eventually dull brown; slimy when fresh and young, but soon drying out; smooth; often with whitish partial veil remnants on the margin.
Gills: Attached to the stem or, more typically, beginning to run down the stem; pale brownish, eventually rusty brown; close or nearly distant.
Stem: 3-7 cm long; up to 1 cm thick; more or less equal; smooth to finely hairy; whitish, becoming brownish from the base up; with a pale ring that is thin and may collapse or disappear by maturity.
Flesh: Pale or brownish; thin.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
DistributionWidely distributed in northern North America
HabitatGrows on the ground in woods under hardwoods or conifers
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