Sulphur Tuft - Hypholoma fasciculare
This poisonous fungus is easy to spot due to its bright colouring however it is variable in appearance and therefore can be difficult to identify. The domed caps become flatter with age, they are sulphur yellow, but redder or browner in the centre. Gills are crowded, sulphur-yellow when young, later turning a pale olive almost brown colour. Spore print purple-brown. Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, with a small germinal pore.
In both deciduous and coniferous woodland.
Mainly late summer and autumn.
Grows in tufts, usually in large numbers on rotting wood.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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