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They grow in large numbers in forests and fields. Millions of them are hiding in the protective thicket and many withstand an eager collector. The common mushroom, dearly loved treasure in many kitchens. But once it's found, fundamental doubts replace the initial euphoria. What kind of mushroom is this actually? Is it edible, perhaps toxic, even hallucinogenic? A mushroom identification manual would be useful now - but who likes to crawl through the undergrowth with a bulky book?!
NATURE MOBILE has developed an app for all smartphone users that helps with identifying and collecting mushrooms - Mushrooms PRO. With more than *300* species and over *2000* high-resolution images it doesn't have to hide in the thicket. For each mushroom there is a comprehensive description and a selection of images of different perspectives and life tilt. Not only occasional collectors will have their fun with the app - mycologists will enjoy it, too, as the content of the app has been compiled by Dr. GERHARDT, author of many mushroom books and scientific publications about mycology. Dr. GERHARDT has been a long term employee and consultant of Mycology at the Botanical Gardens and in the Botanical Museum of Berlin.
SO HOW CAN A MUSHROOM BE IDENTIFIED?
You can choose from a variety of visual and other characteristic features and thus reduce the list of eligible mushroom species.
YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER!
* Learning* with a picture quiz. Polyporus Brumalis, Echinoderma Asperum or rather Armillaria Ostoyae? In case you don't know the right answer to a question, you still have 2 more mushroom lives to go. You can post your score in the high score board.
BUT... THERE'S NO INTERNET CONNECTION IN THE WOODS!
No worries, you only require connectivity for the initial installation and for installing updates so you can always use new features.
The complete app is available in German, English, French and Spanish. Species names are available in many other languages, try the LITE version.
SEARCH AND IDENTIFY SPECIES BY
* APPEARANCE AND SCENT
- size, color, hat, gills, stem, etc.
* EDIBILITY AND TASTE
- toxic, edible, allergen, etc.
* FRUIT BODY TYPE
- belly mushrooms, gilled mushrooms, truffle, etc.
- deciduous or coniferous forest floor, etc.
- Agaricaceae, Boletaceae, Clathraceae, etc.
* MEDICINAL BENEFIT AND POISON
- antibiotic, Psilocybin, Muscarin, etc.
* sophisticated questions will guide you to the species you discovered
* easy identification step by step
* questions and content conceived by Dr. Gerhardt, member of the German Mycological Society
TRAIN YOUR KNOWLEDGE with a QUIZ GAME
* Guess species from pictures
* Learn to distinguish the different species
* Become an expert in mycology
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SUBMIT YOUR PICTURES AND STORY
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Please visit www.NatureMobile.org website to submit pictures. Every serious, curious, and hilarious picture submission is highly appreciated! Pictures of the highest quality may be considered for future updates.
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Ratings and Reviews
Not in English
Free app-, but it's in German. Nice pix.
Contrary to the previous comment, the app is available in English (also French), but you have to work through the settings menus in the default German to find the selection. The free Lite version is basically a demo for the fee version. With only 15 species, it lets you try the interface but is useless for bird identification. If you tap on any but the 15 sample species you get a prompt to upgrade to the fee version. It doesn't seem to have range maps or other features available on other apps. It does have audio of songs and nice photos and links to online sources. The full version may be OK for novice birders but won't satisfy more experienced ones.
“Lite” version only has 15 species sample
The App features seemed fine at first glance but the (free) “Lite” version only has a sample of 15 species which isn’t made clear in the App Store descriptions which specify 304 species.
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