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Large, black operculate discomyctes, with broad cups up to 10 cm diam. and short stalks.
Four species have been recorded for New Zealand, all indigenous.
The less common
is macroscopically similar, distinguished by its globose ascospores.
. There may be two distinct species referred to this name (both with similarly-shaped spores) in New Zealand. This form, with a deeply-cupped fruiting body, is possibly restricted to tea-tree wood.