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Woody, large, hemispherical, dark brown to black fruititng bodies (sometimes pale brown when young). Internally the flesh is patterned with concentric bands. The are at least three species in New Zealand, although the name
(not present in New Zealand) has often been used incorrectly in the past.
Daldinia dennisii var. dennisii
Outside of fruiting body on left, section cut to show internal concentric pattern on right.