What is FungusID?

An AI-powered tool to help you identify mushrooms.

Is it free?


How many mushrooms does it know?

Over 300 species and counting. Non-US species are currently not on the list. Plus, only basic Boletes are included.

Who’s behind it?

RJ & Li, ardent mushroom lovers currently based in East Coast US. Youtube channel: Old Man of the Woods. Click here to learn how we built the AI.

How to use?

Click “choose file” to upload an image or take a picture (cell phone only) then hit “identify.” You’ll be presented with three candidate species in their Latin names, for the sake of accuracy. Below each results are icons to take you to respective websites for detailed information. Re-hit “identify” if you want to rerun the analysis.

Is my image identifiable?

An ideal mushroom picture for the ID purpose would contain as many key identifying parts as possible: cap, stem, ring, gills, pores. We understand an ideal image is nearly impossible, but try to include at least two parts, such as the cap and the stem.

Do you keep my images?

No. All uploaded pictures will be automatically deleted from the server once the identification is done.

Is the mushroom edible?

FungusID does not tell edibility so you have to figure out yourself. Some linked websites and our youtube videos may contain such information.


Why the error message?

Probably because your image is bigger than 5 MB–currently our server cannot handle images larger than that. Please consider resizing your image and try it again.

Can FungusID be faster or accept larger images?

Not without your help. Current server maintenance already costs us $15 a month.

I like FungusID and want to help

Please donate and subscribe to our youtube channel. Your support is highly appreciated. Let’s work together to keep FungusID FREE and make it grow.