Photographs of Australian macro fungi found principally in New South Wales, and South East Australia by Jamie Derkenne. High resolution images are freely available upon request. All fungi images on this site may be used without charge so long as they are attributed. Use the search function to look for particular species or keywords. (eg Boletus in soil). The accuracy of the names or descriptions is in no way guaranteed. If you think something has been mis-identified, please contact me.
Unknown speciesUnknown species, near junction of Georges Rd and Great Northern walk, Watagan Mountains National Park, NSW Australia, July 22, 2006, in Eucalyptus forest, dry with wet gullies, grass trees, abundant leaf litter. Solitary growing underneath hollow eucalyptus stump. Very peculiar pungeant smell (apart from the ants' formic acid smell). Fungus with short eccentric stem, hollowed by ants. Fell apart on touch, very soft texture. Growing on wood, mostly below ground. Fan shaped, 220mm across. White surface, spongy yellow interior. Surface dry smooth. No gills or tubes apparent. Picture ref: 439 Gallery ref: 14