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Welcome to Mushroom World

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 Calocybe persicolor (Pink Lawn Trich). The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: A small, fleshy agaric with flesh-pink cap and white gills. It often grows on soil in grass in parks and mixed woods; it is less frequent in open grasslands.

Cap is dirty pink; at first convex, it expands with a somewhat irregular margin. Towards the margin, cap is smooth and covered with whitish dust or bloom. Flesh is white with pink tinge beneath cuticle. Gills are white, narrow and crowded. Stem is pallid similarly colored as the cap. Its finely fibrillose surface hairy at the base, tapers slightly upwards.

Similar species Calocybe carnea is less dull without the hairy stem base.

Dimensions: Cap 3-5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.3-0.8 cm diameter

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

Calocybe persicolor

Forums

General mushroom discussion

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

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bethanyke16
9/21/2016
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.

Last topic: Mushroom ID please, Ireland
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Mikael
9/18/2016
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.

Last topic: Kantareller
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Mikael
9/7/2015
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.

Last topic: Oyster mushrooms? nope. No gills. Edible?
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dmf38
9/21/2016
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.

Last topic: About posting in this forum
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Mikael
5/26/2014
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.

Last topic: What is this mushroom?
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Micheald199
6/24/2016
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.

Last topic: Hi, everyone
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Karma
4/8/2016