Your resource for fungi information

Welcome to Mushroom World

Step into the fascinating world of mushrooms with Mushroom World - your go-to resource for fungi information. Our site is a comprehensive resource that offers information and stunning images of mushrooms mainly found in Europe and North America.

Since there are thousands of known species of mushrooms, we have tried to limit those we list to the most common ones. New species are also continuously added to the site.

So come on in and explore the wonders of mushrooms with us. We hope you find our site informative, inspiring, and a valuable resource on your journey of mushroom discovery.

Below is an overview of the main features and functionalities of our site.

Browse the database

You can browse the database from the alphabetical list or search the database based on mushroom name or some property.

Help identifying a mushroom

If you know the characteristics of a mushroom, but need help to identify it, try use our Mushroom identification help. You can browse mushroom pictures there and perhaps find a match or narrow the mushroom you have found down to a specific family of mushrooms.

If this site cannot help you, we recommend, which is a community site for mushroom identifications. There are also many Facebook groups for mushroom identifications like the Mushroom Identification - public group.

Identification Quiz

We have also created a quiz where you can test how good you are at identifying fungi. You can repeat the quiz as many times as you want, each time with new questions.

Today's Mushroom

Today's mushroom is Mycena pura (Poison Radish Ground Mycena). It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: Mycena pura, also known as the Poison Radish Ground Mycena, is a small or medium, variable agaric that comes in many different colours, usually with purple tints. Some are considered separate species or varieties; all smell of radishes. It grows typically in wooded and open habitats on humus-rich soil.

Cap convex or bell-shaped, becoming flattened; the margin lined; bald; moist or dry; typically lilac to purple when young, but often fading or developing other shades. Gills adnexed to adnate, may be sinuate and notched; whitish or sometimes slightly pinkish to purplish; developing cross-veins with maturity. Spores the spore print is white. Stem equal; hollow; smooth or with tiny hairs; usually similar coloured as the cap or paler. The mushroom has no ring.

Mycena pura on the First Nature Web site.
Mycena pura on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Dimensions: Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 0.3-1 cm thick

This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushroom.

Mycena pura
Mycena pura

If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. Because of that, we recommend that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.

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