This site represents the culmination of my two greatest interests: mushrooms and programming.
Mushrooms started piquing my interest when I was just 15 years old — and my passion has only grown from then. These days, I teach mushroom courses in my city and I’m an active member of the local mushroom club.
I started photographing mushrooms in the early 2010s. In 2014, I created the first version of this site, initially under the mushroom-central.com domain and later moving to www.mushroom.world.
The site now contains almost 200 different mushrooms, along with pictures and descriptions; and I’m continuously adding to that collection. Most of the pictures are my own, but some have been generously donated by site visitors.
With about 75,000 scientifically identified fungus species globally, there’s a near limitless number of specimens to study, catalog, and photograph. As you’re aware, some mushrooms are edible —, and quite delicious. The most important thing is to know which mushrooms are edible and which to stay away from. Here’s the general rule: when in doubt, throw it out! It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to mushrooms.
It’s my heartfelt desire that my site will become a valuable reference for you and spark your own love of fungi and mushrooms. Always be careful which mushrooms you eat, and remember — when in doubt, throw it out!Mikael