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Large, robust, multi-branched fruiting bodies, variable in colour, and colours often differing between the base and the tips. Ectomycorrhizal under tea-tree and Nothofagus. Unusual amongst the coral fungi in having brown spores.
More than 20 species have been reported from New Zealand, all indigenous and several endemic.
A collection from under tea-tree on Great Barrier Island.
Quite common, under bot beech and tea-tree.