A fleshy to tough fan-shaped fungus that is sessile or reduced stripes, with dull colors. There are a number of species in New Zealand which I have found very difficult to identify but which are all considered to be edible.
These saprobic fungi are similar to Pleurotus in appearance but much smaller with crowded gills and white spores. They also have a gelatinous layer beneath the cap, which makes them quite tough to break. Distinguished microscopically by the presence of metuloids on the gills, face often encrusted with crystals.