MUSHROOM WORLD
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Your resource for fungi information

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.

Browse the database

You can browse the database from the alphabetical list or by going directly to the mushroom records which are listed under the categories poisonous, inedible and edible. You can also search the database based on mushroom name or some property.

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 mushroom pictures there and perhaps find a match.

Today's Mushroom

Todays mushroom is Russula paludosa (Tall Bog Russula). The mushroom is Edible. It grows in North America, Europe.

Description: Taller than most, this large, attractive Russula species has a convex to depressed, orange-red cap, with yellow discoloration in the center and a slightly sticky surface when damp.

Cap variable, reddish with apricot, bay, blood or scarlet tinges; at first convex, later flattened and depressed, shiny or somewhat sticky when damp, cuticle peeling halfway to center. Flesh white, moderate, granular and brittle. Gills cream or pallid ochraceous, adnexed, brittle, narrow, strongly interveined. Spores pale ocher. Stem white or tinged pink, more or less equal or tapering slightly upwards, smooth. Ring absent. Flesh white, fragile and stuffed.

Similar species The poisonous and hot-tasting Russula emetica has no yellow coloring on the cap.

Dimensions: Cap 5-14 cm diameter, stem 5-14 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick

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

Russula paludosa
Russula paludosa

Forums

General mushroom discussion

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

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Lie Ann Decada
3/13/2017
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: Another view of Cortinarius orellanus ?
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NikRod
12/15/2016
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: Cluster mushroom please help id
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Crazylove
4/13/2017
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: ID Please
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Karina
2/28/2017
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