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Secotioid or truffle-like
species. The pinkish-red
is quite common, has a well-developed stalk, and gills which remain covered by a thin, membranous veil. The shape, texture, and colours are very reminescent of
differ in lacking a distinct stalk. Microscopically the characteristic spores are like those of
Mycorrhizal under beech and tea-tree.
There are at least 3 species in New Zealand, all endemic.
Detail showing the distorted, partly covered gills.
One of the species lacking a distinct stalk.