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.
The Porcelain Mushroom is specific to Beech, appearing on dead wood and fallen branches and occasionally it also grows on living trees.
Widespread but not really common in Britain
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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