Fungi & micro-organisms
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includes bird’s nest fungi resembling
, in that the eggs are attached by a fine elastic cord to the nest base, but differing in the conical often flaring shape of the nest. Six species are reported from New Zealand.
Typically fruits on herbivore dung in pasture. The outside of the nest is shaggy with matted hairs, the inside grey to black and the eggs (peridioles) shining grey black.