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At least 7 indigenous species, and several exotic. Caps dry, finely felted. The genus is defined by the anatomical structure of the pores.
Of the native species
occurs under tea-tree, the others all under Nothofagus. Each of these is mentioned below.
Of the exotic species,
, occuring under exotic broadleafed trees, has a dry, irregularly-creviced cap which shows a red or pink colour in the crevices, red streaked stipe, and pores which rapidly turn blue where damaged.
, red cap, under
has been reported from under oak.
The scaly cap and yellow base to stipe distinguishes it from
, which is also under beech and also has dark red pores and a reddish stalk.
has a dark brown cap.
The only species of Xerocomus found under tea-tree. Characterised by the dull colours. The Nothofagus-associated
is also dull-coloured, but the cap is brownish rather than greyish.