Porcelain Fungus - Oudemansiella mucida

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Widespread but not really common in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map