Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare


Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare
Discovered in local wood. 22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare
Discovered on local roadside verge. 9th October 2020. © Peter Hillman

A bright and quite spectacular mushroom found in clumps growing from dead wood. Sulphur-yellow cap colouration, with orange-tan centre. The gills are initially sulphur yellow, becoming olive-green and progressively blackening as the spores ripen. The stem is similarly coloured to the cap, but becoming browner towards the base.

Widespread and very common throughout Britain. Native.


Size
Cap 2-10 cm in diameter
Stem 4-10 cm tall, 5-10 mm in diameter

When to see it
All year round.

Where to see it
On both deciduous and coniferous dead woods in dense masses.

Class
Agaricomycetes

Order
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)

Family
Strophariaceae (Roundheads, Tufts & Scalycaps)


More photos

Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Discovered in local wood.
22nd October 2017. © Peter Hillman