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Not to be confused with Nylium.
Mycelium JE5 BE3.png
Snowy Grass Block JE4.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Mycelium is a particularly rare variant of dirt that is found naturally only in mushroom fields biomes. It has a particle effect that resembles tiny spores being released constantly from the surface.



Mycelium can be obtained by mining it using a tool with the Silk Touch enchantment. If mined with any other tool or by hand, it drops dirt. A shovel is the fastest tool to collect it.

Block Mycelium
Hardness 0.6
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.9
Wooden 0.45
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Mob loot[]

Endermen can pick up mycelium blocks, and drop the block they are holding if killed.



A mycelium block can spread to any dirt block within one space above, one sideways, or three down. The mycelium needs light level 9+ above it, while the dirt needs light level 4+ above it, and must not be covered by any light-impeding block or any opaque block. Mycelium reverts to dirt when covered by one of the light-impeding blocks above and the light level at that block is below 4. The death and spread behaviors are checked when a random tick lands on the block.

If there is a plant on a dirt block when mycelium spreads to it, the plant pops out and drops as an item.

Dirt path[]

Mycelium can be turned into dirt path by using any type of shovel on it.

Effect on plants[]

  • Mushrooms and fungus can remain on mycelium blocks in any light level, unlike the situation on other blocks, where mushrooms are broken (dropping as items) during block updates in high light.
  • Huge mushrooms can grow on mycelium, just as they can grow on dirt, grass, or podzol.
  • Mycelium cannot be tilled with a hoe to make farmland.[1]
    • However, it can first be converted to dirt path using a shovel, then tilled with a hoe to create farmland.
  • In Bedrock Edition, pumpkins and melons do not grow on it.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.grass0.80.8

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
MyceliummyceliumBlock & Itembamboo_plantable_on

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Myceliummycelium110Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.mycelium.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
If true, the block uses a snowy side and top texture.
In-game, this is true when a snow block or snow is on top.


Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMycelium JE1 BE1.png Added mycelium.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Mycelium now appears in the Creative mode inventory.
1.2.4releaseMycelium is now the only block that mushrooms can be planted and spawned on while in direct contact with sunlight.
1.814w11bMycelium with numerical metadata variants 1 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model Missing Model JE2.png rather than appearing identical to mycelium.
14w26aBlock metadata has been completely removed from this snapshot onward with the introduction of block states. As this block never used block metadata at all prior to this version, fifteen unused, inaccessible metadata variants of it have been completely removed from the game:
DV Description
0 Mycelium
1-15 Inaccessible "boring" variants of mycelium
1.915w31aMycelium can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 110.
1.1418w43aMycelium JE2 BE2.png The textures of mycelium has been changed.
19w12aMycelium now has random orientations when placed, similar to grass blocks.
1.16.220w27aCrimson and warped fungi can now be placed on mycelium.
1.1720w45aA shovel can now be used on mycelium to create a dirt path block.
21w16aMycelium is now in the dirt tag.
Grass, tall grass, ferns, tall ferns, sweet berry bushes, saplings, flowers, azaleas, sugar cane, dead bushes, and bamboo can now be placed on mycelium.
Pumpkins and melons can now grow onto mycelium.
1.1821w39aMycelium JE4.png The default brightness has been changed from "Moody" to 50.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1922w11aMycelium JE5 BE3.png The side texture of mycelium has been changed.[2]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Mycelium JE1 BE1.png Added mycelium.
v0.9.2Mycelium now spreads correctly.
v0.12.1build 1Mycelium can now be obtained using the Silk Touch enchantment.
v0.14.0build 1Mycelium can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of mycelium has been changed.
1.16.200beta shovel can now be used on mycelium to create a dirt path block.
1.18.0beta, tall grass, ferns, tall ferns, sweet berry bushes, saplings, flowers, azaleas, sugar cane, dead bushes, and bamboo can now be placed on mycelium.[3]
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.19.0beta JE5 BE3.png The side texture of mycelium has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Mycelium JE1 BE1.png Added mycelium.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Mycelium JE2 BE2.png The texture of mycelium has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Mycelium JE1 BE1.png Added mycelium.


Issues relating to "Mycelium" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • It is a common misconception that only mooshrooms can spawn on mycelium. This is not true; it is the mushroom island biome itself that prevents other mobs from spawning there. Friendly and hostile mobs can spawn on mycelium in other biomes just like they do on any other block. Also, mycelium outside of mushroom fields does not spawn mooshrooms.
  • In real life, mycelium is the part of a fungus that gathers nutrients, comprised of web-like threads known as hyphae. Mycelium can be considered the roots of a fungus, whereas the mushrooms can be considered the fruits.


See also[]


  1. MC-8231 – Mycelium and podzol cannot be tilled with hoes
  2. MC-219843 – "Mycelium's side texture differs from other dirt-based blocks" – resolved as "Fixed"
  3. MCPE-125928 – "Some blocks cannot be placed on Mycelium" – resolved as "Fixed"