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Medium-sized to large mushrooms saprobic on fallen wood. Spore print rusty-brown, spores rough-walled with no pore.
The large, bright golden-yellow G. junonius is commonly found in human habitats, and may have been introduced to New Zealand by humans.
Five 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)
 Gymnopilus crociphyllus  
 Gymnopilus ferruginosus  
 Gymnopilus junonius  
 Gymnopilus mesosporus  
 Gymnopilus purpuratus  
 Gymnopilus purpureonitens
 Gymnopilus pyrrhum  
 Gymnopilus sapineus