Common Names: Straight-stalked entoloma
Cap is 2 to 7 cm; broadly convex, broadly conical or broadly bell-shaped, usually with a distinct but small pointed center; smooth or finely silky; grayish brown; losing color markedly as it dries out; the margin finely lined, especially when wet. Gills are attached to the stem or nearly free from it; close; whitish at first, eventually pinkish. Stem is 5 to 10 cm long; 2 to 4 mm thick; silky or finely hairy; hollow; splitting lengthwise easily; twisted; colored like the cap, or grayish; with white mycelium at the base; long, grayish, and twisted.
Can be found growing alone, scattered, or gregariously under conifers or in mixed woods, usually in damp areas; occasionally fruiting from well rotted wood; April through October; widely distributed in eastern North America.