NotesThe field mushroom and its relatives. Saprobes, always found on soil. Not all species are edible. Species from native forests should probably be avoided, as sho those where the flesh stains yellow at the base of the stalk.
The pink gills of the immature mushrooms turn dark chocolate brown as the spores are formed. About 30 species have been reported, but the genus remains poorly understood for New Zealand. Although some of these species are indigenous, the origin of many is uncertain.
Only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.