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One of the most iconic and distinctive of all fungi, these little babies are just about to burst open to build a large, bright red cap with the crusty remains of a fragmented veil. These are about 40mm wide and 50mm above ground level.
Under pine In a hilltop nature reserve which contains a mixture of introduced and endemic tree species.
A psychoactive basidiomycete fungus and the quintessential toadstool at maturity. I was drawn to the symmetry of the fragments left as the cap expands.
Spotted on Apr 27, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014