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Not to be confused with Nylium.
Mycelium JE2 BE2.png
Snowy Grass Block JE3 BE3.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Mycelium is a variant of dirt that is found naturally 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[note 1]
Default 0.9
Wooden 0.45
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.25
Diamond 0.25
Netherite 0.25
Golden 0.25
  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[edit]

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 and 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 behavior is 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.

Effect on plants[edit]


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.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 breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.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: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.grass0.50.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.grass??
?Mining the blockhit.grass0.60.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.grass??
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.grass??
?Walking on the blockstep.grass??
?Placing the blockdig.grass10.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Translation key
Myceliummycelium bamboo_plantable_on

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Block states[edit]

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.
1.915w31aMycelium 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 texture of mycelium has now 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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Mycelium JE1 BE1.png Added mycelium.
0.9.2Mycelium now spreads correctly.
0.12.1build 1Mycelium can now be obtained using the Silk Touch enchantment.
0.14.0build 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 now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 1Mycelium JE1 BE1.png Added mycelium.
1.90 Mycelium JE2 BE2.png The texture of mycelium has now 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 biome itself that prevents other mobs from spawning. Friendly and hostile mobs can spawn on mycelium in any other biome just like they do on any other block. Similarly, mycelium outside of a mushroom biome 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.


Java Edition[edit]

See also[edit]