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A thick bulky mushroom with a cap about 100mm wide. The convex cap with an even margin was a pale brown with dark stains. The stipe was the same colour as the cap with purplish black patches. The top of the stipe close to the cap was thinner ( about 45mm) than the bulbous base (95mm). The stipe looked like it had been nibbled on exposing a deep olive green flesh. The under surface of the cap showed the irregular margins of thousands pore openings ( pic #4). The surface was a dull yellow. There was a deep depression between the pore surface and the start of the stipe and the top of the stipe also showed a small "flange-like" ring.
Growing on grass under eucalyptus trees
This mushroom looked like a little stump in the grass and had nothing distinctive. But, a closer look revealed something amazing ! a very exciting find. Apparently these mushrooms can be found anytime of the year provided there is soaking rain - hoping to see more, then...