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A member of the Dacrymycetales (the Order characterised by the furcate basidia - forked with 2 long terminal branches and 2 sterigmata), and within the Order characterised by fruiting body applanate, pustulate, cerebriform, rarely stipitate with a lobed pileus, hymenium amphigenous, occasionally discoid and then distinguished from Heterotectus and Guepiniopsis by the lack of septate hairs on the abhymenial surface.
Saprobic on wood.
Eight species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

Name (click to select)Image (click to enlarge)
 Dacrymyces capitatus  
 Dacrymyces lacrymalis  
 Dacrymyces novae-zelandiae  
 Dacrymyces stillatus  
 Dacrymyces tortus