Sulphur Tuft

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Spring Spring
Summer Summer
Winter Winter

A very common Autumn mushroom you’ll see on every foray in the woods.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Sulphur Tuft
Scientific Name Hypholoma fasciculare
Season Start All Year
Season End All Year
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 7
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Conical. Sulphur yellow paling towards the edge aging to yellow/brown. Slight remains of veil often left hanging from the edges.

Gills

Gills sulphur yellow becoming olive/green/brown and darkening. Crowded.

Stem

Sulphur yellow, darker at the base, pale towards the cap. Usually curved as the stem tends to start growing horizontally from a tree stump.

Flesh

Cream to yellow.

Habitat

Grows on most types of tree stumps in large clusters.

Possible Confusion

With the dirty olive coloured gills it is an easy to identify mushroom.

Spore Print

Purple/brown. Ellipsoid. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.

Taste / Smell

Very bitter.

Frequency

Very common.

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