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Welcome to Mushroom World, your resource for mushroom information. On this site you can search for mushrooms in our database and discuss fungi on the forums. You can use information from this site to identify fungus, but do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The responsibility for the identification is yours; the site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. Please read the disclaimer.

Help identifying a mushroom

If you know how a mushroom looks, but need help to identify it, try our Mushroom identification helper. You can browse there mushroom pictures and perhaps find a match.

Today's Mushroom

Todays mushroom is Lycoperdon nigrescens. The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: This smallish, dark brown, spiny, rounded structure has a short pedistal; it typically grows in troops on acid soil on heaths and in coniferous and mixed woods.

Fruiting body is pallid brown covered with dark brown spines. They are fused in groups at the tips, falling away to reveal a brown papery surface decorated with a faint net pattern. Through a sub-spherical opening through a pore at the apex, the fertile head tapers or pinches down into a distinct, but very short, sterile, spongy basal region. Spore mass is at first white and firm becoming brown and powdery. Spores are brown.

Dimensions: 1-4 cm diameter * 1.5-3 cm tall

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

Lycoperdon nigrescens
Lycoperdon nigrescens

Forums

General mushroom discussion

General mushroom hunting discussions. You can write here about anything having to do with mushrooms.

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Mushrooms in Europe

Discussion about mushrooms in Europe. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Mushrooms in Scandinavia

Discussion about mushrooms in Scandinavia. Beside English, you can also write in this forum in for example Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish. If you post your ID questions here, but don't eat any mushroom you are not 100% certain of it's ID.

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Mushrooms in North America

Discussion about mushrooms in North America. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Mikael
8/22/2016
Mushrooms in South America

Discussion about mushrooms in South America. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Mikael
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Mushrooms in Australia

Discussion about mushrooms in Australia and New Zealand. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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Micheald199
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Mushrooms in Asia

Discussion about mushrooms in Asia. You can also post your ID questions here, but remember, it is very difficult to be 100% certain of the ID of a mushroom from just descriptions and photos online.

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