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View the Mycomorphbox template that generates the following list
Mycological characteristics
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MycoMorphBoxes depict 8 mycological characteristics that are often useful in identifying mushrooms. The template is given as a quick way to display information about mushrooms, and to enable quick comparison between them.

Usage[change source]

Copy the following code into the article you want to add a MycoMorphBox to, and then add the parameters:

{{ mycomorphbox
| name             = 
| whichGills       = 
| capShape         = 
| hymeniumType     = 
| stipeCharacter   = 
| ecologicalType   = 
| sporePrintColor  = 
| sporePrintColor2 = 
| howEdible        = 

Parameters[change source]

MycoMorphBoxes have 8 basic parameters:

name hymeniumType capShape whichGills stipeCharacter sporePrintColor ecologicalType howEdible
Name of the mushroom Type of spore-bearing surface: gills, pores, et cetera Descriptor of the general shape of the cap Descriptor of how the hymenium attaches to the stem. Applies even to ridged, toothed and pored species, despite parameter name. Indicates if a universal or partial veil is present Color of the spore print Indicates how the mushroom obtains nutrients Indicates whether the mushroom is edible or poisonous

Gills icon.png gills
Pores icon.png pores
Smooth icon.png smooth
Ridges icon.png ridges
Teeth icon.png teeth
Gleba icon.png gleba

Campanulate cap icon.svg campanulate
Conical cap icon.svg conical
Convex cap icon.svg convex
Depressed cap icon.svg depressed
Flat cap icon.svg flat
Infundibuliform cap icon.svg infundibuliform
Offset cap icon.svg offset
Ovate cap icon.svg ovate
Umbillicate cap icon.svg umbillicate
Umbonate cap icon.svg umbonate
No cap icon.svg no
NA cap icon.svg NA

Adnate gills icon2.svg adnate
Adnexed gills icon2.svg adnexed
Decurrent gills icon2.svg decurrent
Emarginate gills icon2.svg emarginate
Free gills icon2.svg free
Seceding gills icon2.svg seceding
Sinuate gills icon2.svg sinuate
Subdecurrent gills icon2.svg subdecurrent
No gills icon.svg no
NA gills icon.svg NA

Bare stipe icon.svg bare
Ring stipe icon.svg ring
Volva stipe icon.svg volva
Ring and volva stipe icon.svg ring and volva
Cortina stipe icon.png cortina
NA cap icon.svg N.A.

Black spore print icon.png black
Blackish-brown spore print icon.png blackish-brown
Brown spore print icon.png brown
Buff spore print icon.png buff
Cream spore print icon.png cream
Green spore print icon.png green
Ochre spore print icon.png ochre
Olive spore print icon.png olive
Olive-brown spore print icon.png olive-brown
Pink spore print icon.png pink
Pinkish-brown spore print icon.png pinkish-brown
Purple spore print icon.png purple
Purple-black spore print icon.png purple-black
Purple-brown spore print icon.png purple-brown
Reddish-brown spore print icon.png reddish-brown
Salmon spore print icon.png salmon
Tan spore print icon.png tan
White spore print icon.png white
Yellow spore print icon.png yellow
Yellow-orange spore print icon.png yellow-orange

Mycorrhizal fungus.svg mycorrhizal
Parasitic fungus.svg parasitic
Saprotrophic fungus.svg saprotrophic

Mycomorphbox Choice.png choice
Mycomorphbox Edible.png edible
Mycomorphbox Inedible.png inedible
Mycomorphbox Inedible.png unpalatable
Mycomorphbox Caution.png caution
Mycomorphbox Psychoactive.png psychoactive
Mycomorphbox Poison.png poisonous
Mycomorphbox Caution.png allergenic
Mycomorphbox Deadly.png deadly
Mycomorphbox Question.png unknown

Example[change source]

These basic parameters can be specified in any order, but should be typed exactly as above. For example:

Phlebopus marginatus
View the Mycomorphbox template that generates the following list
Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is infundibuliform
hymenium is seceding
lacks a stipe
spore print is buff to cream
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: unknown
{{ mycomorphbox
| name             = Phlebopus marginatus
| whichGills       = seceding
| capShape         = infundibuliform
| hymeniumType     = gills
| stipeCharacter   = NA
| ecologicalType   = mycorrhizal
| sporePrintColor  = buff
| sporePrintColor2 = cream
| howEdible        = unknown

Generates the mycomorphbox at right:

All parameters other than name and hymeniumType can now be specified with a secondary characteristic. For example, a mushroom might appear with both convex and flat caps at maturity, this can be indicated in the mycomorphbox by adding a second capShape parameter, simply by repeating the parameter name followed by the numeral 2:


This can be done with the following parameters: capShape, whichGills, stipeCharacter, sporePrintColor, ecologicalType, howEdible.

Need help?[change source]

  1. Feel free to contact any of these users if you would like assistance:
  2. Or, simply include this template to the top of the article's talk page: {{mycomorphbox-missing}}. This will generate the following box (and someone one will come along and add the mycomorphbox shortly): Template:Mycomorphbox-missing