Seen in Explore. Highest position: 2 on Monday, October 26, 2009
Aperture wide open for this. On a beech log in the Forest of Dean.
fungus colour: White to cream
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent, Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood
Oudemansiella mucida (Schrad. ex Fr.) Kühn. syn. Armillaria mucida
(Schrad. ex Fr.) Kummer Buchen-Schleimrühling, Collybie mucide
Porcelain fungus, Poached Egg fungus. Cap 2–8cm across, convex then
flattening, pale greyish when young becoming more white often with an
ochraceous flush at the centre, semi-translucent, slimy. Stem
30–100×3–10mm, white striate above the membranous ring, slightly scaly
below. Flesh thin, white. Cystidia thin-walled cylindric or utriform.
Spore print white. Spores subglobose 13–18×12–15m. Cap cuticle
hymeniform, of erect club-shaped cells. Habitat on the trunks of
beech, often high up and in large clusters. Season late summer to late
This photo has been uploaded not to aid in identification, but for enjoyment of the image. Picking wild mushrooms to eat without expert knowledge will probably result in you dying.
Common. Edible after washing to remove gluten. Found In Europe.
info by Roger Phillips: