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.