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Spore print rusty brown. Cap about 5-10 cm diam., typically sticky or glutinous, with irregular, scale-like patches, often striate near the margin; stalk with a well-developed, persistent, striate ring.
Molecular studies have shown that the characters used to recognise
(glutinous cap and striate ring) have evolved indepently several times. Most New Zealand species of
have now been placed in a very broadly-defined
is ectomycorrhizal, mostly under
) is found under tea tree.
can be confused with
- also mycorrhizal under
and tea tree and also with a persistent, striate ring on the stalk.
differs in microscopic characters, and most species are smaller than
, and they typically have a dry cap.
This dark brown species is the most common of New Zealand's Rozites species.
Characterised by the white, fibrillose patches embedded with the glutinous layer on the cap.