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Hypholoma fasciculare

Hypholoma fasciculare
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 400 D, 18-55 Canon EFS, Hama UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/1.25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 7:52
Viewed: 4698
Points: 32
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Hypholoma fasciculare

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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 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, and many death poisonings by this mushroom are reported in Japan. The principal toxic constituents have been named fasciculol E and fasciculol F

Taxonomy and naming

The specific epithet is derived from the Latin fascicularis 'in bundles' or 'clustered', referring to its habit of growing in clumps. Its name in Japanese is Nigakuritake (苦栗茸, means "Bitter kuritake").

The hemispherical cap can reach 6 cm (2⅓ in) diameter. It is smooth and sulphur yellow with an orange-brown centre and whitish margin. The crowded gills are initially yellow but darken to a distinctive green colour as the blackish spores develop on the yellow flesh. It has a purple brown spore print. The stipe is up to 10 cm (4 in) tall and 1 cm (⅓ in) wide, light yellow, orange-brown below, often with an indistinct ring zone coloured dark by the spores. The taste is very bitter, though not bitter when cooked, but still poisonous.

Distribution and habitat

Hypholoma fasciculare grows prolifically on the dead wood of deciduous trees and is widespread and abundant in northern Europe and North America. It has been recorded from eastern Anatolia in Turkey. It can appear anytime from spring to autumn.


Symptoms may be delayed for 5–10 hours after consumption, after which time there may be diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, proteinuria and collapse. Paralysis and impaired vision have been recorded. Symptoms generally resolve over a few days. The autopsy of one fatality revealed fulminant hepatitis reminiscent of amatoxin poisoning, along with involvement of kidneys and myocardium. The mushroom was consumed in a dish with other species so the death cannot be attributed to sulfur tuft with certainty.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-04 7:57]

Hola Jose,
Antes que a neve do inverno para cobrir o priveslistea ... você od'feri-nos uma excelente imagem com esse monte de cogumelos. Execlenta jogo, parabéns.
Uma bela noite,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-04 8:02]

Hello José,
A nice capture of this poisonous fungus, the Sulphur Tuft. The POV shows most of the features of this cluster growing om a dead tree with fine sharpness, colours and lighting and with excellent use of flash.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-04 8:12]

Hello Jose
I like this simple photo, but very well presented.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-04 8:15]

\Good photo of this mushrooms, and very good presentation too!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-04 8:19]

Hello Jose,
Beautiful photo of these fungus with a great use of the flash. The colours are very beautiful, also in contrast against the dark trunk. Good low POV and composition.

Hello Jose,
a very good picture of this fungus taken from an excellent low POV showing very well its peculiarities, perfect use of flash.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Jose
An excellent shot of this well known species. The flash has been well controlled and brings out some lovely detail and colour.
Kind Regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-04 10:20]

Hi Jose.
Charming picture of fungi. I welcome excellent flash work. Framing the scene and composition of the image. Its details and DOF are superb and low POV are very impressive too. Well done and my compliments.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-04 11:59]

Hi Jose . I like your low POV looking at the fungi. Which you have taken with good detail and natural looking colours. You have used the flash well . All with interesting notes. TFS.

Olá José,

Impression grupo de fungos, com um POV ideal para observar a sua estrutura e padrão de crescimento. Excelente nota anexa. Muito bom uso do flash é sempre difícil de usar flash para fotografar estes organizme, especialmente se elas são coloridas. bom trabalho.



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-04 13:51]

Hello Jose.
What a beautiful and interesting group of mushrooms that you have well captured.Very good lighting, and colour,excellent composition, and POV.
Best regards Siggi

Hello José
great shot of this fungis with warm autumnal colors, fine POV and beautiful composition, nice contrast against the dark BG, interesting note too
Have a good night

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-12-04 15:07]

Hi Jose!
The pretty photo, good colours and the composition.
I am greeting and I wish the nice weekend

Hi Jose,

I wonder if you prefer a deeper BG for this shot? Exposure is good. TFS


hello Jose
very beautiful image nice use of light and fine photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-05 3:58]

Hola Jose,
Lovely close up of this fungus.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for posting..

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