Sulphur tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

Status
Best Time to See June, July, August, September, October, November
Colour Yellow, Orange
Habitat Woodland

Often found huddled in crowded clumps, its brimstone-hued caps squashed together. Its gills are green to purplish black.

Now thought to be poisonous, this fungus has such a bitter taste that eating would be best avoided anyway.

Distribution

Found throughout the UK.

Where to see

Rotting wood & stumps. They occur in dense clusters on the stumps of deciduous and coniferous trees.

When to see

Summer and autumn.

Did you know?

The common name for Hypholoma species is Brownie, and the spore print is dark brown. It smells very mushroomy but is not edible.