Large, white-spored, wood inhabiting mushrooms. There are 2 species reported from New Zealand, the caps of both species are densely covered with red-brown scales, and with bright yellow gills. No ring on stalk. Spore print white. Saprobic.
There are two species reported from New Zealand, one thought to be exotic (T. rutilans), the other native (T. ornaticeps). T. ornaticeps is known from very few collections, and no critical comparison appears to have been made between the two species.
Macroscopically and biologically very similar to Gymnopilus, with Tricholomopsis distinguished by its white spore print.


NZFungi Entry

Tricholomopsis rutilans

Probably an introduced species, found on fallen wood of introduced trees in disturbed and urbans sites.