Type species: Galerina fibrillosa Smith, Mycologia 45: 901. 1953.
Pileus dry and innately fibrillose, or if mioist and hygrophanous appearing distinctly innately fibrillose when faded. Some have colored fibrils at least over the marginal zone of the pileus and basal portion of stipe. The spores are almost smooth and the plage is deli- mited by only a faint line. It is remarkable that all except the most atypical species eanne from the Pacific Coast area. Four species are recognized in the section, all from the United States.