We were interested to find out what they were. One naturalist we consulted thought they could be a Lepiota species, possibly L. rhacodes. (Obviously, that’s NOT a definite identification, since it’s based on photographs not specimens.)
It would make sense. It’s the kind of mushroom that lives on dead wood, helping to recycle nutrients into the soil. And it’s know to occur under eucalyptus.
But they’re not the only ones. We saw a few of these bracket fungus, too, on stumps or logs. Possibly ‘False Turkey Tail’ – also helping the forest ecosystem along by digesting and recycling the dead wood.