Porcelain Fungus – Oudemansiella mucida

This is one of the great attractions of Beech woods in the autumn. Sometimes called the ‘Poached Egg Fungus’, the cap is slimy and translucent, giving the impression it is made out of porcelain. It is white or ivory in colour, greyish when young, and grows up to 10cm across The gills are white, and the slender stem has a prominent ring.

Found July to October in groups or clusters on dead or dying broadleaved trees, especially Beech. Common and widespread.