The only app dedicated to British fungi! Every species in the app can be found in the UK and, unlike other apps, the correct English names are used throughout.

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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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
24 Ratings

24 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, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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