Seen growing in an oak woodland habitat in a clustered colony.
Tastes bitter, kinda gross. Grossness lingers.
Sulfur Tufts (Hypholoma fasciculare), Rose Garden, Oakland, California
Found growing in clusters, circling beneath a dead conifer. Cap 2.5 cm broad, orange yellow and sulfur yellow. Gills have greenish yellow tinge. Taste bitter; poisonous.
Dominant trees: Alder, Big Leaf Maple
Cap: orange, beige tint, flesh bright yellow
Gills: bright yellow
Stalk: bright yellow, bruises brown
mild odor, bitter taste
grows in clusters
Location: Evergreen State College, Bio-Blitz
General Characteristics: cap surface is white/yellow, gills are yellow/brown.
Growing clustered, sheltered under the roots of an old growth pine. Almost neon yellow.
Growing on downed hardwood. Grouped. Bright yellow. Dark brown spores on lower mushrooms. Both in conifer, mixed, and hardwood stands.
Hypholoma fasciculare, commonly known as the sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover, is a common woodland mushroom, often in evidence when hardly any other mushrooms are to be found. This saprophagic small gill fungus grows prolifically in large clumps on stumps, dead roots or rotting trunks of broadleaved trees.