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Secotioid basidiomycetes with well-developed stalks. All with smooth, brown spores with a germ pore. Probably an unnatural, polyphyletic group. At least one New Zealand species,
, is closely related to
, a morphologically similar genus from New Caledonia.
Three species have been reported from New Zealand; all are common and easily distinguished by colour. Saprobes on wood and soil.
Distinguished microscopically from the superficially similar
(also with 3 New Zealand species, but less common) microscopically.
A white species with dark brown spore mass.
The tobacco pouch fungus.