Hypholoma fasciculare

Common Names: Sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft, clustered woodlover
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Agaric

The hemispherical cap can reach 6 cm 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 tall and 1 cm wide, light yellow, orange-brown below, often with an indistinct ring zone coloured dark by the spores.

Found growing on the dead wood of both deciduous and coniferous trees; from spring to autumn.

Edible Notes: Not edible; poisonous.
Warnings: Bitter and poisonous; consuming it can cause vomiting, diarrhea and convulsions. Paralysis and impaired vision have been recorded. Symptoms may be delayed for 5 to 10 hours after consumption.