Wilson Portrait
That mushroom got too big for its own good.


Willow Portrait
Gross. This tree is sick all over.


Wolfgang Portrait
Big mushtree is big.


Wendy Portrait
These are some strange trees.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
A tree with a fungal parasite.


Woodie Portrait
I can't let that stand.


Waxwell Portrait
It smells of rot and failure.


Wigfrid Portrait
What is this magic?


Webber Portrait
How did it get so big?


Walani Portrait
That's a whole lot of mushtree!


Warly Portrait
Oh, divine tree of mushrooms... what else can you teach me?


Woodlegs Portrait
Whut's thet 'shroom doin' way up thar?


Warbucks Portrait
A flourishing fungus.


Winona Portrait
That's a big mushroom!


Mushtrees are naturally generated objects that act as light sources inside Caves.

The most common variant is a Blue Mushtree, which can be chopped down, providing 2 Logs and a Blue Cap. Using a Shovel or a Regal Shovel to dig up the stump that will provide another Log or burn it to yield 1 Ash. Mushtrees also come in green and red varieties, which drop a Green Cap and Red Cap respectively upon harvest, as well as a single Log. When set on fire, a Mushtree will eventually burn to a crisp and disappear, dropping 1 Ash and 1 Charcoal. Unlike Evergreens, which drop Pine Cones that can be planted, there is no way for the player to regrow Mushtrees, making them a nonrenewable resource.

Mushtrees are regarded as the easiest way to get Blue Caps. However, Mushtrees also provide a small, but free and unending source of light. Illumination frequently means life or death in the caves, so discretion should be used when deciding whether or not to harvest.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

During Full Moons in the Reign of Giants DLC, Mushrooms (both in Caves and on the Surface) will turn into Mushtrees. If a Mushroom-turned-Mushtree has been chopped, its stump will turn into a harvested Mushroom spawn point once the Full Moon ends.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, Mushtrees have a blooming state where they produce light-generating Spores. Additionally, a variant of the Blue Mushtree, called the Webbed Blue Mushtree can rarely be encountered. Webbed Blue Mushtrees will spawn Dangling Depth Dwellers from the nearby dens when chopped down.

Mushtrees also release Mushroom Spores when they are blooming, but their blooming season is different for each variety. Blue Mushtrees start blooming at night during Winter. Green Mushtrees start blooming at dusk during Spring. Red Mushtrees start blooming at day during Summer. All three types of Mushtrees are renewable through Regrowth, and will spawn during their blooming Seasons.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • According to Wickerbottom, Mushtrees are regular trees infected with fungal parasites.
  • Wickerbottom also notes that the red and green mushtrees are "Mycena luxaeterna" and "Mycena silvaelucens" respectively.
    • The fungal genus "Mycena" is known in real life for their bioluminescence.
    • The specific epthet of the aforementioned species, when translated to English, means eternal light for "luxeterna" and bright forest for "silvaelucens".

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon) (AloeAsparagusBrambleClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon) (A Smashing PotStone Slab Hamlet icon) (Cave HoleLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderPetrified Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationBasaltGramaphoneHeadstoneMarble PillarMaxwell's DoorMaxwell's LightNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPillarsSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchRawlingSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon) (Cave CleftFountain of YouthRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampWishing Well Hamlet icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskFlorid PosternLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Stone Egg Hamlet icon) (Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw

Start a Discussion Discussions about Mushtree

  • mushtrees

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    • It seems that the Mushtrees return to being normal mushrooms after they are not in your immediate vicinity. When I was scanning for Mushtr...
  • Let us plant mushtrees!

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    • Fraw$t wrote:Sweddy 409 wrote:Yeah, we need that, and we also need to be able to re-plant Reeds and maybe Light bulbs...There is a reason ...
    • Can be a good idea to plant some mushtrees in cave.