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Small, pink, shaggy-capped mushroom. Only one specimen found. No more than 6 cms in height. Convex cap with a matted surface and the margin almost clasps the stem, so this is a reasonably young specimen. Cap flattens out as it ages. Covered with squamules (small scales) that can be either pressed against the cap or curved back on itself. Smooth stipe that's a yellowish colour, and ring is like peeling skin (if it is a ring?). No gills but a sponge-like pore surface instead.
Native bushland in the Mt. Coot-tha Forest Reserve. Spotted on the Stringybark Track. Area generally dry but leaf litter in more shaded areas still reasonably moist. Mushroom growing in soil and leaf litter beside a sandstone rock.
Many thanks to Marc Pralong who spotted this specimen. He has a very sharp eye.
Spotted on Apr 6, 2014
Submitted on Apr 12, 2014
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