Plums and Custard (Tricholomopsis rutilans)
A spectacular large thick stemmed yellow to gold mushroom all layered with red to dark red fibrils in various densities.
About 270mm wide at the top, 190mm tall.
Gills dense and a deep golden colour. Furry to the touch.
Found on a highway division densely planted with Australian native trees and shrubs but also containing many weedy Pinus radiata.
An introduced species in this country. Usually associated with pine overseas.
''Tricholomopsis rutilans'', known by the unusual but apt common name of Plums and Custard or, less commonly Red-haired agaric, is a species of gilled mushroom found across Europe and North America.