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Pouch fungi with a more or less globose head on a usually well-developed stalk (a few species with short stalk or the stalk almost lacking). All with rough-walled, brown spores. More than 15 species, all indigenous, possibly all endemic.
Mycorrhizal with beech and tea-tree.
species form a phylogenetically artificial group, and are now regarded as members of the large genus
, but they are treated under their old names in this Guide as they are such a macroscopically distinctive group.
), very short stalk, but well-developed internal columella.
). Common, bright purple species.