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Saprobic on wood, typically large pieces of wood. The medium-sized fruiting bodies often found as solitary specimens. Spores pink, the cap often dark and velvety, or wth velvety patches.
More than 10 species have been reported from New Zealand, although taxonomically poorly understood. Only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

Name (click to select)Image (click to enlarge)
 Pluteus angustisporus  
 Pluteus atricapillus
 Pluteus cervinus  
 Pluteus cervinus  
 Pluteus concentricus  
 Pluteus decoloratus  
 Pluteus flammipes var. depauperatus  
 Pluteus hispidilacteus  
 Pluteus inconspicuus  
 Pluteus minor  
 Pluteus nanus  
 Pluteus paradoxus  
 Pluteus pauperculus  
 Pluteus perroseus  
 Pluteus readiarum  
 Pluteus sabulosus  
 Pluteus similis  
 Pluteus terricola  
 Pluteus velutinornatus