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Medium sized, fleshy mushrooms, sometimes developing in groups. Characterised by the mealy, powdery appearannce of the cap, due to the loose layer of globose cells on the pileipellis. Veil remnants on stipe but not forming a persistent ring. Spores white, smooth, inamyloid; gills adnexed to adnate.
Two species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

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 Cystoderma amianthinum  
 Cystoderma clastotrichum