Conifer Tuft - Hypholoma capnoides

    Alternative names
    Naematoloma capnoides

    Similar to its poisonous close relative the Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare) but the pale grey gills (never green) of the Conifer Tuft, help distinguish it.

    Identification difficulty

    Occurs in small tufts or singly on conifer stumps and on buried or exposed roots of dead conifers.

    When to see it

    August to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain but not nearly as common as the related Sulphur Tuft.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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