Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Sulphur tuft

Hypholoma fasciculare

Description:

This saprophagic mushroom grows in tight clusters on decaying wood. The cap is smooth and bicolored: yellowish close to edges, and darker orange-brown in the center. There is also a black edge to the cap (see Pic N° 4 and 5), which may be absent. The gills are crowded and initially yellow. With the time and maturity, they would darken to a green-blackish colour. The spore print (which I did not do) is brown.

Habitat:

Grows in clusters on dead and decaying wood on forest floor. Here, observed in mixed broadleaved forest near Geneva; where it occurs abundantly and grows throughout the year.

Notes:

Toxic. Could be confounded (at least in my eyes) with Galerina marginata (also toxic) and Kuehneromyces mutabilis (edible and appreciated).

No species ID suggestions

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 6.08

Spotted on May 5, 2018
Submitted on Feb 2, 2019

Related spottings

Hypholoma fasciculare Hypholoma sulfur cup gewone zwavelkop (nl)

Nearby spottings

European Starling Deadly skullcap Unnamed spotting Serin