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Sulphur tuft mushrooms

Hypholoma fasciculare


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.


Woods. Growing in the bark of a dead tree.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Hi CorduneanuVlad, thanks for the ID. By the way, I have another spotting that now when I look at Wikipedia for sulphur tuft i am no longer sure I placed the proper ID. Can you take a look?

CorduneanuVlad 10 years ago

It's Hypholoma fasciculare - the Sulphur tuft

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Grez-Doiceau, Région wallonne, Belgium

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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