Coltricia perennis
tiger's eye

Habitat: Occurs on the ground or on woody debris and is most characteristic of disturbed areas such as trail edges and roadsides in conifer forests.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Coltricia perennis has a rather slender, tough, brown, velvety stipe, and a funnel-shaped, velvety cap with concentric zones of grayish brown, golden to cinnamon brown, or darker brown, and usually a pale irregular edge. The flesh is brown, thin, and leathery. The tubes are decurrent with pores that are yellowish white to brownish and bruise brown when handled. C. perennis can be found during much of the mushroom season. It is ectomycorrhizal, often grows in groups, and may have fused cap edges. The closely related C. cinnamomea has a silky, shiny, reddish brown cap with less well defined zonation.

Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.

Accepted Name:
Coltricia perennis (Fr.) Murrill

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Coltricia perennis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Coltricia perennis photos.

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