The fruit body is a mushroom with a cap atop a central stem. The cap may be up to 15 centimetres in diameter and often lower in the centre than at the margins and hence shaped like a shallow funnel. The stem is stout, often 5-8 centimetres long and about 2 wide. The cap and stem are generally carrot orange and usually pitted with numerous shallow depressions. The gills are a little paler. With age the cap may fade to a paler, somewhat bleached colour.
There is neither a partial nor a universal veil.
Spore print: white.
The mushrooms may bruise green and, if broken, bleed an orange juice (though this may not happen if a mushroom has started to dry out).
This is an introduced species from the northern hemisphere and in our area is commonly found near pine trees, with which it is mycorrhizal.
MapsBruce Ridge City Renewal Authority Area Dunlop Grasslands Gibraltar Pines Glenbog State Forest Haig Park Isaacs Ridge Isaacs Ridge and Nearby Kowen Woodland Lyneham Wetland Mongarlowe River Mount Jerrabomberra Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Tuggeranong Pines
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