Mushrooms belong to the Fungi kingdom, which also includes yeast, mold, and mildew. Mushrooms are generally characterized by a stalk and a cap, which occur in different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. They acquire food from existing organic matter, unlike plants that synthesize food from carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight. Mushrooms reproduce by releasing single-celled spores which grow into new mushrooms.
Common in wooded regions, including Ajloun, Jerash, and Amman. Found in wet seasons among fallen leaves. Some species occur in deserts such as Wadi Rum.
Some mushrooms are edible. Because it is very difficult to distinguish between edible and poisonous mushrooms, it is not recommended to gather them in the wild.