A stunning guide to fungi of North America.
Mushroom Id will help you quickly and easily identify species of the USA and Canada.
Mushroom Id is great fun to use! Identification can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Mushroom Id has been created by professional published ecologists, and uses images selected with the specific aim of aiding identification. Anatomical, ecological and taxonomic information is also included.
Mushroom Id can be used to keep a log of your fungi sightings making it easy to build a record of all the species you've seen.
SUNBIRD field guides are the only products on the market that use the KUSAM species identification methodology. This state of the art method is a modern taxonomic keying system designed specifically for use on mobile devices.
The app does not need an internet connection, all content is downloaded when the app is purchased. We will be adding new species regularly. Don't forget to keep your app up to date.
164 species are covered.
The app is intended for the general interest user with a love of the natural world. The app is not intended for use when foraging for wild foods and we strongly recommend you do not handle or eat wild mushrooms, many are extremely poisonous and easily misidentified.
More species, more images
Works beautifully on all your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices
Ratings and Reviews
Very helpful and well-done app!
This is by far the best app around to identify and learn about mushrooms. It features an extensive list of mushrooms species with high quality photos, many helpful criteria and nice, detailed descriptions that include edibility, fruiting period, environs data and brief descriptions. Mushrooms are organised by family and the app even lets you compare mushrooms’ features. As an amateur mushroom finder, it’s very easy to search and identify a mushroom on the go: the app allows you to narrow down a mushroom by features, including color, size, head type, ring, and more. It even records my sightings so I am able to determine exact location for future field trips. A GREAT thing about the app, too, is that the mushrooms aren’t only searchable by Latin names, which is definitely a plus if you’re not a veteran mushroom picker. Also love that the app includes a quiz: it makes learning about mushrooms a lot more fun!
Nice pictures, terrible for IDing
I bought the app to help me ID mushrooms in the field based on criteria. I enter the criteria in the app and click the check mark and it displays mushrooms that clearly DO NOT MATCH MY CRITERIA. I say the mushroom is yellow and it shows me a blue one as the top match. I say it has decurrent gills and it shows me mushrooms with porous gills. I say it grows in conifer forest and it shows me mushrooms growing in grassland. When you enter MULTIPLE criteria, it should match ALL the criteria, not ANY of it. While the pictures are very nice and the info is handy, what good is it if you have to scroll through dozens of mushrooms to maybe match one in the search results? This app needs a lot more work to be useful. I certainly will NOT upgrade to the Pro version.
My expert review.
I find the app very handy. It's great to have in the field when hunting different species. I only wish it had the common name as well as the scientific name on the quiz part of the app. Getting people to learn different mushrooms is fantastic. I just wish on the quiz part you had an option to change to proper scientific names. Nicknames can be confusing and passing down nicknames instead of proper scientific terminology does nobody good on the quiz section. Everything else is great. Great app. Thanks for all the effort on the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.