Definition of porcelain fungus in English:

porcelain fungus


  • A common edible Eurasian mushroom which is white and covered with a slimy fluid, growing on beech trees.

    Oudemansiella mucida, family Tricholomataceae, class Hymenomycetes

    Also called poached egg fungus
    • ‘Another fungus which grows in clusters on tree trunks has the promising name of poached egg fungus (or porcelain fungus) because of its glistening translucent white cap, which may have a hint of yellow in the centre.’