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
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.