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A tiny all orange mushroom growing from the bark of a huge mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) Approximately 20mm tall, 15mm wide. Domed cap; slightly overhanging wavy margin; gills free, notched; stipe lightly hirsute, pale under cap to dark orange at the bottom.
Very tall damp eucalyptus forest.
Taken around the world as a mycorrhizal symbiont with eucalyptus this has almost become a 'weed' fungi in some parts of the world. It looks almost identical to it's northern brother L laccata... the deceiver. Also named Agaricus fraternus [Cooke & Massee (1887)] and Naucoria fraterna [Sacc. (1891)] and Laccaria lateritia [Malençon] In California http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Lacca... Mushroom Expert http://www.mushroomexpert.com/laccaria_f... Field museum http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/research_...