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sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover

Hypholoma fasciculare

Description:

The hemispherical cap can reach 6 cm (2⅓ in) diameter. It is smooth and sulphur yellow with an orange-brown centre and whitish margin. The crowded gills are initially yellow but darken to a distinctive green colour as the blackish spores develop on the yellow flesh. It has a purple brown spore print. The stipe is up to 10 cm (4 in) tall and 1 cm (⅓ in) wide, light yellow, orange-brown below, often with an indistinct ring zone coloured dark by the spores. The taste is very bitter, though not bitter when cooked, but still poisonous

Habitat:

Hypholoma fasciculare is widespread and abundant in northern Europe and North America. It has been recorded from Iran, and also eastern Anatolia in Turkey. It can appear anytime from spring to autumn

Notes:

The Sulphur Tuft is bitter and poisonous; consuming it can cause vomiting, diarrhea and convulsions. The principal toxic constituents have been named fasciculol E and fasciculol

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1 Comment

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Amazing!

AlexKonig
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Landgraaf, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 28, 2011
Submitted on Oct 1, 2011

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