Spore print pink. Almost always on wood (the endemic P. terricola is found on soil), usually on large pieces of wood and almost always seen as a single fruiting body. Cap velvety, dark brown or with dark brown patches. Gills pinkish, very fine, free. Stalk without a ring.
There are about 15 species in New Zealand, most confined to native forestsd, but one or two possibly introduced.
The beautiful, darkly felted caps and pink spores make these mushrooms are difficult to confuse with any other genus. A few species, such as P. inconspicuus, are small but these are rarely likely to be encountered.


NZFungi Entry

Pluteus concentricus