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synonyms: Grünblättriger Schwefelkopf, Hypholome en touffe, Sárga kénvirággomba, Sulphur Tuft
Hypholoma  fasciculareF Mushroom
Ref No: 8347
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Hypholoma fasciculare Mushroom
Ref No: 8360
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Hypholoma fasciculare2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8363
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Hypholoma fasciculareF Mushroom
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Ref No: 8477
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Yellow, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on wood

Hypholoma fasciculare (Huds. ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Geophila fasciculari (Huds. ex Fr.) Quél. syn. Naematoloma fasciculare (Huds. ex Fr.) Karst. Sulphur Tuft, Hypholome en touffe, Grünblättriger Schwefelkopf, Sárga kénvirággomba, Falso chiodino, zolfino, Gewone zwavelkop. Cap 2–7cm across, convex or slightly umbonate, remains of the pale yellow veil often adhering to the margin, bright sulphur-yellow tinged orange-tan towards the centre. Stem 40–100 x 5–10mm, often curved, sulphur at the apex becoming dirty brownish towards the base with a faint ring zone often made more obvious by trapped purple-brown spores. Flesh sulphur-yellow, more brownish towards the stem base. Taste very bitter, smell mushroomy. Gills sulphur-yellow becoming olivaceous, finally dark brown. Spore print purplish-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, cylindric, hair-like. Pleurocystidia broadly clavate with beak-like apex. Spores oval, with pore 6–7 x 4–4.5um. Habitat in dense clusters on stumps of deciduous and coniferous tress. Season all year. Very common. Not edible very bitter. -Now known to be poisonous, deaths have been recorded due to this fungus. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 12 December 2012

Paul Covic si Ioana Tudor, Romania, 2012
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Barrie Christian (United Kingdom) - 29 October 2012

My garden in the Mendip Hills, Somerset. October 28 2012. I hope this is correct identification.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 22 July 2011

Mushroom vegetate in the municipality of Han Gadžin (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 19 January 2011

Gdansk Oliwa Poland
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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 26 October 2010

Photographed in Monkwood, Worcestershire.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 08 October 2010

Hungarian name, sárga kénvirággomba
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Richard Ellis (United Kingdom) - 06 September 2010

Twigmoor Woods, North Lincolnshire
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 05 September 2010

Taken on 4th September 2010. Leicestershire, England.
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 08 April 2010

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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 30 October 2009

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