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A mushroom, or toadstool, is a type of fungus. They usually have a pileus, or a cap, a stipe, or a stem and produce spores. Most mushrooms are gilled. Some mushrooms are edible.

types of mushrooms[edit | edit source]

A mushroom (probably Russula brevipes) parasitized by Hypomyces lactifluorum resulting in a "Lobster mushroom".

earthstar[edit | edit source]

The earthstar is a type of mushroom. Unlike other mushrooms, it doesn’t have gills.

gasteroid fungi[edit | edit source]

Gasteroid fungi is a group of fungi. They don’t have gills. Some resemble pouches.

stinkhorn[edit | edit source]

The stinkhorn is the common name for the family of mushrooms Phallaceae. The stinkhorn has gleba inside of it.

Growth[edit | edit source]

Many species of mushrooms seemingly appear overnight. They also seem to grow or expand rapidly.

Identification[edit | edit source]

classification[edit | edit source]

Most mushrooms are in the order Agaricles, although some aren’t. All mushrooms are in the subkindom Dikara.