The basidirond first appeared in Dragon #68 (December 1982). The basidirond appeared in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).
The basidirond appeared in the third edition in Dragon #337 (November 2005).
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.