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Welcome to Mushroom World

Welcome to Mushroom World, your resource for mushroom information. This site contains information and images of mushrooms found mainly in Europe and North America.

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.

There are thousands of different mushroom species, so we have tried to limit those we list to the most common ones. New species are also continuously added to the 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 Visual list of the mushrooms in the database. You can browse mushroom pictures there and perhaps find a match.

If this site cannot help you, we recommend mushroomobserver.org, 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 Xerocomus subtomentosus (Yellow-cracking Bolete). It grows in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia.

Description: This medium to large bolete is commonly known as suede bolete or yellow-cracked bolete. It has a brown cap, chrome-yellow pores, and yellowish stem and grows with a wide range of hardwood and conifer trees.

Cap pale olive or tan, initially convex before flattening with a velvety tan surface, often becoming cracked in age. The flesh is white or pallid yellow, with a faint brownish zone beneath the cap cuticle; it is unchanging, thick and soft. The pore surface is yellow, becoming olive-yellow with maturity and bruising blue or green before fading somewhat. Stem is a pallid cap colour, sometimes with a brick-red tinge; it is slender and slightly bulbous. The mushroom has no ring. The flesh is similarly coloured as the cap but browner.

Boletus subtomentosus on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Xerocomus subtomentosus on the MushroomExpert.Com web site.

Dimensions: Cap 5-12 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter

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

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

Xerocomus subtomentosus
Xerocomus subtomentosus

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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