The Fungi World (349) : Porcelain fungus
The porcelain fungus is a white, slimy wood-rot fungus and is strongly tied to rotting beech, on which it grows.
It appears in autumn on dead trunks and on fallen branches. Occasionally it also grows on dead branches high up in living trees, but always on beech.
It got its name by the layer of transparent mucus that covers the cap and so imitates porcelain.
Dutch name : Porseleinzwam
German name : Buchen Schleimrübling (auch Beringte Schleimrübling genannt)
Latin name : Oudemansiella mucida