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Cap brown to dark brown, often with scales, usually dry. Stalk with well-developed ring with prominent striations. Spore print brown.
Always on soil, ectomycorrhizal under
and tea-tree. There are three species in New Zealand, two of these known also from Australia.
is commonly found under tea-tree,
may be restricted to
has the appearance of a small
to have strongly glutinous caps, and
dryish caps. The only certain way to distinguish the genera is to examine the microscopic structure of the cap.
A large species in
forest, with the characteristic slimy cap of this species. The macroscopically similar
has a ring near the base of the stalk, rather than near the top.