Tricholoma muricatum  Shanks (1996)                                      *Collections: California & PNW

This species is one of the several viscid brown Tricholomas in the region of Calfironia and the PNW. Tricholoma muricatum is very common under conifers. In Europe there is a very similar species Tricholoma pessundatum, a name that was used in our area too before the differences were described. This species is in the same Section Albobrunnea as Tricholoma fracticum and easy to confuse with those fruitbodies that lack the veil remnants. There is a similar species Tricholoma dryophilum, which fruits under Oaks. Tricholoma imbricatum is similar in stature, but has a dry pileus.