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Truffle-like fungi, in the traditional sense of Cunningham. Distinguished by having lateral rhizomorphs, no columella, with spores smooth-walled, hyaline or barely coloured, elliptical. Flesh tough and rubbery.
All species reported for New Zealand are under exotic plants.
Poorly understood taxonomically, eight 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)
 Rhizopogon luteolus  
 Rhizopogon parksii
 Rhizopogon roseolus  
 Rhizopogon rubescens  
 Rhizopogon vinicolor