This is one of the great attractions of Beech woods in the autumn. 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. The gills are white, and the slender stem has a prominent ring.
Common and widespread throughout Britain.
Cap 2-8 cm in diameter
Stem up to 8 cm tall, 3-7 mm in diameter
When to see it
July to October.
Where to see it
On groups or clusters on dead or dying broadleaved trees, especially Beech.
Poached Egg Fungus
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)