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Fleshy pleurotoid mushrooms with short lateral stipe. Saprobic on wood. Distinguished from other macroscopically and biologically similar white-spored genera by the subglobose, spiny spores and fusoid, thick-walled cheilocystidia.
A single species, common throughout New Zealand, and widespread in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Gondwana-like distribution.

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 Conchomyces bursiformis