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Small, tough and leathery fruiting bodies attached laterally directly to the substrate. Characterised by the unusual gills appearaing split or grooved along their length. Spore print white.
A single species in New Zealand, the cosmopolitan
Common throughout the country, often in exposed situations and on large pieces of fallen wood, for example wind-blown trees on the margins of forests. Whether or not this fungus is indigenous to New Zealand is unknown.
The margin of the cap may not always be deeply lobed.