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Small, thin-fleshed but tough and leathery, saprobic basidiomycetes with helf-like fruiting bodies form on dead wood. Globose to subglobose spores. The hymenial surface is folded rather than gill-like. Cheimonophyllum and Mniopetalum are morphologically similar. Anthracophyllum is characterised by its reddish pigments that dissolve in KOH. Mniopetalum grows on mosses.
Two species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

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 Cheimonophyllum candidissimum  
 Cheimonophyllum roseum  
 Cheimonophyllum sp. 'Kennedy's Bush (PDD87367)'