Mushroom Observer (MUOB)

The purpose of Mushroom Observer is to record observations about mushrooms, help people identify mushrooms they aren’t familiar with, and expand the community around the scientific exploration of mushrooms (mycology). Some have asked what counts as a mushroom. This site takes a very broad view. While the emphasis is on the large fleshy fungi, other fungi such as lichens, rust and molds as well as fungus-like organisms such as slime-molds are all welcome. Ultimately, I hope this site will become a valuable resource for both amateur and professional mycologists. I like to think of it as a living field guide for mushrooms or a collaborative mushroom field journal.
Contacts: Nathan Wilson,
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 July 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Collection Statistics
  • 228,607 specimen records
  • 228,288 (100%) georeferenced
  • 213,571 (93%) with images (667,994 total images)
  • 203,456 (89%) identified to species
  • 384 families
  • 2,098 genera
  • 12,038 species
  • 12,687 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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