NotesSmall, ectomycorrhizal mushrooms common on ground under Nothofagus and tea-tree. Characterised by a cortina-like veil on the stalk, shaggy cap, and rough-walled spores with no germ pore. Most New Zealand species are brown.
Many authors consider Astrosporina, with smooth-walled, nodulose spores, congeneric.
More than 20 species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.