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Large, black to purplish, hemisphaerical, very hard fruiting bodies. Developing saprobically on fallen wood. Often found with the inside of the fruiting body completely eaten by insects. Taxonomically poorly understood, 4 species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

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 Daldinia childiae  
 Daldinia dennisii  
 Daldinia dennisii var. dennisii  
 Daldinia eschscholzii
 Daldinia grandis