60mm wide, 50mm tall. Crusty deep red top, crowded white to cream coloured gills, margin square, stipe parallel, slightly scaly, slightly stained? some mycelium showing at base?
Suburban fringe.. on a very large rotting pine log.
Gymnopilus purpuratus. Some conversations and pics of Aus versions here... http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/in... Interesting not much info of them in Australia.