Porcelain Fungus - Oudemansiella mucida


2 to 8 cm in diameter, semi-transparent and white, the caps of this lovely mushroom are rounded and tend to remain broadly domed rather than completely flat as the fruiting bodies mature. The gills show through the thin cap flesh, giving the margin a striate appearance. A mucous slime covers the cap in wet weather.

Identification difficulty

The Porcelain Mushroom is specific to Beech, appearing on dead wood and fallen branches and occasionally it also grows on living trees.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread but not really common in Britain

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map