Golden Mushroom
Starting to age, above
Adelaide Hills
Golden Mushroom
Shrivelled up, 14th day
 
    
Golden Mushroom (Amanita sp)Class: Fungus (Fungi) - Basidio (Basidiomycota) - Mushroom-forming Fungus (Agaricomycetes)
Order: Gilled Fungus (Agaricales)
Family: Mushroom (Amanitaceae)
Species: Golden Mushroom (Amanita sp)
This Photo:     Starting to age, profile
Other name: Satin Mushroom

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Interesting how the lower part of the stem changed colour, but not the upper part. Notice also how the gills have spread out and wrinkled around the edge compared to the previous mirror shot of the gills.
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
This species is in the Grisella Group
According to fia-3-basidio-agarico-I.pdf
"The species in this group are difficult to separate using macroscopic features"
We were able to monitor this specimen daily to record it's rapid growth, as well as see the earlier stages of the one next to it once the first was found.
As such, the photo's are in chronological order.
Unusually (compared to other mushrooms we've found), this one wasn't eaten by springtails. So many other species we saw one day and were gone the next.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species