In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the basidirond is a type of giant fungus monster.

Alignment Neutral with evil tendencies
Type Plant
Publication history
Source books Monster Manual II
First appearance 1982


A basidirond is a multi-stemmed fungus creature with a woody, leathery body. The cone-shaped upper portions of its orange colored body resemble inverted umbrellas, and contain spores that the creature ejects during combat. These growths clog the respiratory tracts of living creatures, smothering them. The basidirond can also emit hallucination-inducing spores when standing still.

Publication historyEdit

The basidirond appeared in the following publications:


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 16-17. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.