Photograph by R. E. Halling ©, 2002
This Phaeocollybia appears frequently early in the rainy season in the Talamancas. It has a narrow diameter pileus (up to 3 cm), a slender habit and fragile texture, possesses pale lilac tints at the pileus margin, on the lamellae and at the stipe apex when young, has a farinaceous odor and taste, spores are ovoid, cheilocystidia are capitate (ten-pin morphology), and clamp connections are lacking. The characters point to placement in sect. Versicolores. Originally described from high elevation conifer forests in Mexico.