Mushrooms are a type of fungi that currently function as an ingredient in crafting food, namely Mushroom Stew. As of Beta 1.6, mushrooms will spread to adjacent squares if it is dark enough, and can be farmed this way.
In Creative Mode, mushrooms were a decorative item, having no crafting use and remaining in the ground when planted. In Classic, mushrooms could be placed on any block except another mushroom, and would remain planted when the block below them was removed. During Indev, mushrooms were generated in rare instances under trees or in the shadows of other floating continents in the "Floating" map type.
- In the 1.9 pre-release, if a mushroom is placed next to another mushroom, both mushrooms drop and cause a duplication bug.
- Strangely, mushrooms can grow on trees.
Brown Mushrooms produce few light (level 1), while red ones don't (possibly not a bug).
- Mushrooms can be used to make mushroom stew. To make mushroom stew take a red and brown mushroom and place them above a wooden bowl on the crafting table.