So far comprises a monotypic genus but material of a darker taxon that probably is congeneric has been collected in Papua NG.
This unusual species is likely to be declining throughout its range as a result of severe loss of lowland dipterocarp forest in Sabah, Malaysia, where it is only known from one area (Danum Valley).
Only known from three sites, two sites within the Danum Valley and one from Tawau Hills, both sites are protected areas in Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia
Probably mycorrhizal with Dipterocarpaceae. Found in old growth dipterocarp stands.
Vast areas of suitable habitat has been converted to oil palm plantations.
Læssøe, T. & Jalink, L.M. 2004. Chlorogaster dipterocarpi a new peristomate gasteroid taxon of the Sclerodermataceae. Persoonia 18(3): 421-428.