Fruiting bodies up to about 5 cm tall, with a well-differentiated, more or less globose cap on a narrower stalk. The cap is green, the stalk yellowish and often glutinous. Always on soil.
Ecologically poorly understood. There is a single species in New zealand, found throughout the country.
Although regarded as a cosmopolitan species, recent molecular studies have shown the closely related Australian and New Zealand populations are distinct from those in other parts of the world.


NZFungi Entry

Leotia lubrica

Close-up showing differentiation between cap and stalk.