Mushrooms & other Fungi UK 4+

An ID guide to British fungi

Spiny Software Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 27 Ratings
    • £3.49



Developed by nature specialists, Spiny Software, this app will help you identify mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi quickly and easily. Have fun with fungi!

The app covers a wide range of fungi, from mushrooms and toadstools to bracket fungi, puffballs, and other strange wild fungi, with a range of photos and detailed information on appearance, habitat, edibility and more. It is British-made and is the only mushroom app using recognised English names (as specified by the British Mycological Society).

A ‘Fungus Finder’ is included to identify mystery fungi. This feature has been carefully designed to require no specialist knowledge so even if you are a complete beginner, you will be able to put a name to your discovery.

Icons indicate whether a mushroom is edible or poisonous, or to be avoided because it is unpleasant, but remember to check with an expert before eating any wild fungus.

Once identified, you can mark the fungus as seen, make notes about it, add your own photos, and automatically check the current date, time, latitude, longitude and Grid Reference.

The app includes iCloud syncing, so that if you have more than one device (iPhone, iPod or iPad) your sightings will automatically synchronise.

========= About us =========

We have been making nature apps since the App Store started in 2008, and have a range of popular bird, bird song, and butterfly apps for all iOS devices - iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Apple Watch. Look for our other apps!

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

Updated to work on all current devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Digiscope ,

Spiny apps are great

I have 5 Spiny apps and they all use the same interface which is very easy to use. Species can be identified and sightings logged with your own pictures. I especially like the ability to compare pictures of different species to help identify what you are looking at. It would be even better though, if it were possible to flick through all the pictures available and not just the ones selected. E.g. you may wish to compare the top of a butterfly or mushroom, the underneath and then the distribution.

CakeEater2016 ,

Highly recommended!

Easy to use and nicely put together. There are many mushrooms around at the moment and this app has been very useful in identifying them.

Smachey2011 ,

Mixed results

I bought this app after finding 2 mushrooms in the garden which my books were not able to identify absolutely.

The first could not be found in this app either which was disappointing.

The second is almost certainly yellow stainer and the detailed description in this app was very helpful, although the Fungus Finder function did not identify it from my description. I had to go through the database.

App Privacy

The developer, Spiny Software Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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