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Small, thin-fleshed but tough and leathery, saprobic basidiomycetes with shelf-like fruiting bodies on mosses. Globose to subglobose spores. The hymenial surface is folded rather than gill-like. Cheimonophyllum and Anthracophyllum are morphologically similar but grow on dead wood.
Three species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

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 Mniopetalum bisporum
 Mniopetalum bryophilum