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Sulfur tuft - Hypholoma fasciculare

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''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.

The "sulphur tuft" is bitter and poisonous; consuming it can cause vomiting, diarrhea and convulsions. The principal toxin is a steroid known as ''fasciculol E''.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Feb 12, 2020. Captured Feb 12, 2020 13:33 in 25 Bugong Rd, Illaroo NSW 2540, Australia.
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