Developed by nature specialists, iSpiny, 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. Share the news with your friends straight away with the built-in Facebook and Twitter links.

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 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 1.3.0

The app now recognises the names of over 600 species so that you can keep a record of finding them. In addition, you can now add your own photos to your record from the Photo library on the phone or directly from the phone's camera.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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.

andy3457863225678995333 ,

Missing species

This would be a great programme, but there are too many common species missing and no facility to add them.


Spiny Software Ltd
156.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Spiny Software


  • Family Sharing

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