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Mushroom-like fruiting bodies with teeth rather than gills, stipe often somewhat eccentric. Ectomycorrhizal under beech and tea-tree, some specialisation amongst the H. crocidens subspecific taxa with respect to substrate.
Six species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

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 Hydnum crocidens  
 Hydnum crocidens var. badium  
 Hydnum crocidens var. crocidens  
 Hydnum crocidens var. wellingtonii  
 Hydnum repandum