Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Porcelain Fungus - Copley - 10.08.15

Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida)

Often considered as growing specifically on dead Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
This is the second time I have found it on living Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea)
Both times on the oaks between the canal and river surrounding the playing fields nr Hollas Lane.

A very attractive fungus with a glossy white cap.
The gills can be seen through the thin cap giving a striate appearance to the bottom edge.

Here you can see the stem ring and the distant gills.


  1. Beautiful, especially the bottom one, and interersting that it's appearing on living oaks.

  2. It would be interesting to keep an eye on the oak and see if it is dying. Maybe, like Honey Fungus, and Coral Spot, Porcelain Fungus can kill trees.