Sulphur Tuft

Latin name: Hypholoma fasciculare

The sulphur tuft grows in dense clusters in various habitats, but is commonly found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in woodland. It thrives on tree stumps and other dead wood of beech, oak, hazel and pine trees between September and November. H. fasciculare has a cap 2–7cm across with a convex shape. The colour is bright sulphur-yellow changing to an orange-tan towards the centre of the cap. The thin stem is often curved and can be up to 10cm long.

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Wharfedale in Yorkshire is a valley favoured by nature and enriched by romance. From 'Wharfedale' by Ella Pontefract & Marie Hartley

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