A common, gregarious Australian fungus, mycorrhizal with eucalypts. The cap is to 90 mm, convex with a slight depression, dark red, blood red or brick red (no shades of purple or yellow), striate margin, slightly viscid when moist. Gills close, pure white with no coloured edges; spore print white. Stem is pure white, sturdy, brittle. Similar in appearance to the Northern Hemisphere poisonous fungus Russula emetica.
Spotted on my bush walk today