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Naematoloma fasiculare

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Sulfur Tuft
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Although not recommended, the bitter taste, habit and habitat makes this species rather easy to identify. There are several related species that lack the bitter taste and are edible. Care should be taken in identifying these related species.

Description:
CAP yellow, orangish yellow or greenish yellow, smooth, up to 3 inches in diameter. GILLS attached to the stalk, greenish yellow becoming purplish yellow as spores mature. STALK thin (up to 1/3 inch thick), yellow becoming brownish yellow; ANNULUS thin and fibrous leaving only a fibrous zone on the stalk. SPORE PRINT purple-brown. TASTE very bitter.
Origin:
USA, NC
Distribution:
Throughout NC
Poison Part:
Mushroom
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Patient experiences abdominal pain and diarrhea. Extent and seriousness of poisoning by this fungus is not clear. An European case reported six deaths attributed to the ingestion of this fungus.
Edibility:
NOT EDIBLE!
Toxic Principle:
Although not recommended, the bitter taste, habit and habitat makes this species rather easy to identify. There are several rela
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Forest or natural area, landscape; in dense clusters, often 20-30 fruiting bodies in a cluster, on logs, stumps, various tree species or on soil probably from buried wood

NCCES plant id: 1101

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