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Bright orange nodular fungi partially exposed in damp soil. The nodules were lobulated and hard. The largest was about 15 mm across.
Spotted at the base of a huge eucalypt. Possibly exposed by birds scratching the soil for food- Dandenong Ranges National Park (Sherbrooke Forest). Map location -approximate
These false truffles are said to have a white latex-like exudate when cut. I did not want to disturb them so left them covered in soil. An exciting find !
For some great information on hypogeous fungi in Australia please read
These fungi come in various colours and consistency.