Cap slightly virgate, also slightly squamulose, usually only softly woolly-fibrous. Margin inrolled and curiously impressed with lines. Old specimens showed this. Gills whitish at first, turning very slowly to a reddish-creamy tint; in very old specimens to a very dark reddish-brown--more or less in spots. Attachment sinuate with a slight tooth. Edges eroded. Stem pointed below--in all specimens seen. Exterior of stems fibrous, loose fibrils present below, not pruninose above, but very finely white-squamulose under a hand-lens. Interior of stem fleshy-fibrous, occasionally the fibers are sufficiently parted to be called "indistinctly hollow." Odor farinaceous. Taste mild and pleasant.
Originally I took this plant to be T. ustale, but it is T. albo-brunneum, except that the umbo was not papillose.
Louis C. C. Krieger
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Common names were obtained from the following sources:
Miller, Orson K. and David F. Farr. An index of the common fungi of North America, synonymy and common names. Vaduz [Liechtenstein]: J. Cramer, 1975. 206 p.
Lincoff, Gary. The National Audubon Society field guide to North American mushrooms. New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, c1998. 926 p.
Smith, Alexander H. The mushroom hunter's field guide. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, c1980. 316 p.