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The genus is characterised by the cap being dry (rather than slimy as in
), never with a ring around the stalk, and the spore print olivaceous when fresh.
There are three indigenous species, all endemic, plus one introduced. The indigenous species are all associated with tea-tree. The introduced
is associated with oaks at a few South Island localities.
Yellow fruiting body, flesh niot changing on exposure to air.
is very similar, differing in spore size.
Bright, multi-coloured cap, flesh turning blue on exposure to air.