Scientific name: Hymenopellis furfuracea (Peck) R. H. Petersen
Derivation of name: Furfur– means “bran” or “scurf” and refers to the texture of the stipe surface.
Synonyms: Oudemansiella radicata (Relhan) Singer, Xerula furfuracea (Peck) Redhead, Ginns, and Shoemaker
Common name(s): Rooted Collybia; Rooted Agaric; Rooted Oudemansiella.
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; solitary toseveral on and around deciduous stumps and trees or from buried wood; May through October.
Dimensions: Caps 2-15 cm wide; stipes 7.5-25 cm long above ground with an underground portion which can be just as long. Stipes 0.3-1 cm thick.
Cap: Dark brown to dark grayish-brown to yellow-brown; wrinkled near the center; slimy to tacky or moist; surface velvety at first, becoming smooth in age.
Gills: Attached; white.
Spore print: White.
Stipe: Whitish near apex, brownish below due to covering of grayish to brownish scales or fibers; surface sometimes developing a “snakeskin” pattern.