What is FungusID?

An AI-powered tool to help you identify mushrooms.

Is it free?


Can I use it on my phone?

Yes. This is not an app but you can view the webpage in your browser. Click “choose file” to take a picture with your phone then press “identify.”

What if I think the results are off?

Click “identify” again to give it another try. Sometimes re-running the analysis provides better results.

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. In 2018 we created this website to help others and ourselves as well to identify wild mushrooms. Youtube channel: Old Man of the Woods. Click here to learn how we built the AI.

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.

How much does the website cost?

Currently, we pay a $15/month sever maintenance fee to process images up to 5 MB. Accepting even larger images requires a better and more expensive server, which is not feasible for us now. Before we are able to upgrade, crop your photo if it is larger than 5 MB.

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.