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 Pyrrhoglossum (2 species in New Zealand), Pleuroflammula (1 species in New Zealand), and Melanotus (3 species in New Zealand). Pyrrhoglossum differs in having rough-walled rather than smooth spores, Pleuroflammula has veil remants at edge of cap.


NZFungi Entry

Crepidotus novae-zealandiae