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common name: Sulphur Tuft, Clustered Woodlover
synonyms: Psilocybe fascicularis, Nematoloma fasciculare, Naematoloma fasciculare
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Very common and widespread fungus, often grows in large clusters on dead stumps and fallen tree branches. Dome-shaped caps are sulphur-yellow, darker tan-orange in the centres, with yellow gills and flesh. The gills becoming dark brown with age. Purplish-brown spores. The stems are often curved and also yellow. Usually appearing between June and November.
Grows on dead and rotting wood or sometimes in grass but associated with old tree roots.
Toxic, causing vomiting and diarrhoea.