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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".

Earthstars[edit | edit source]

The earthstar is a type of mushroom. Unlike other mushrooms, it doesn't have gills and releases its spores by shooting them out through a hole in the fruiting body. Earthstars also look different.

Gasteroid fungi[edit | edit source]

Gasteroid fungi are a group of fungi. They don't have gills. Some resemble pouches and shoot out their spores.

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]

Many mushrooms are in the order Agaricles, although some aren't. All mushrooms are in the subkingdom Dikara.