A wide variety of different tree and woody shrub species.
Usually found fruiting at and around the base of the tree.
The coprinoid fungi comprising various genera are varied in appearance though all 'melt' to release their spore. Generally, these fungi are a grey-white to silvery grey-black colour and melt to leave a standing stipe sometimes blackened.
Considered to be saprotrophic including on buried wood (i.e. roots). Attributed to a white rot of the wood substrate.