This native scaled Agaricus frequents native forests and occasionally appears under Pinus radiata.
Its lack of yellow staining due to phenolic constituents suggests it may be edible however its odour is unpleasant.
Cap is purplish to brown with a darkened umbo and thick cap scales. It can be up to 18cms. Flesh does not stain on damage. Smell of aniseed or fruitiness but in an unpleasant way.
In terms of identification this species has no registered type specimen on Genebank but microscopic review and macroscooic features match austrovinaceus.