Dermocybe splendida has the common name of Splendid Red Skinhead, and is from family Cortinariaceae. Pronunciation is Dermo-sigh-be splendid-da.
In the image below, the fibrous veil has been stretched as the cap expands. And in the image below this, the cobwebby strands have almost completely separated from the cap.
The cortina (fibrous veil) tearing as the cap expands
And the veil is almost completely separated from cap
This attractive fungus grows in soil in Eucalyptus and Leptospermum (tea-tree) forests in eastern NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, south-eastern SA, and south-western WA.
Orange-red caps are initially convex (domed), expanding up to 90mm into a broadly umbonate red-brown cap. An 'umbo' is a dome-like swelling in the centre of the cap. A slight umbo can be seen in the fungus on the right of the first photograph. The cap is dry and smooth. This fungus can be found singly, or in small or large groups.
Young and mature Splendid Red Skinheads
My sightings of Dermocybe splendida
[This will be updated with more sightings]
Hanging Rock, NSW - Eucalyptus woodland with tussock grass - Jun.
Barrington Tops National Park, NSW - Rainforest, in leaf litter - Apr.
New England National Park, NSW - Eucalyptus woodland with tussock grass - May.