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Shelf-like fruiting bodies, usually found on large pieces of fallen wood. If a stalk is present, it is short and at one side of the cap. Spore print dull brown to cinnamon brown. Saprobic.
There have been 4 species reported from New Zealand, but many more are present.
Other genera with small, shelf-like fruiting bodies and brown spores include
(2 species in New Zealand),
(1 species in New Zealand), and
(3 species in New Zealand).
differs in having rough-walled rather than smooth spores,
has veil remants at edge of cap.