NotesA genus of small mushrooms, common throughout New Zealand. Ectomycorrhizal, the genus includes some 'early succession' species found in nurseries and disturbed sites. The mushrooms are either brownish or purplish in colour, with a waxy feel to the gills. The spores have spine-like ornamentations which are amyloid in Meltzer's reagent.
Fourteen species have been reported from New Zealand, but there is doubt about the true dentity of some of the New Zealand taxa. Only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.