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Green Elfcup

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Description:

These small (4-5mm) blue-green cup fungi fruit infrequently. They have a cup-shaped fruiting body with a tiny stem, which becomes flattened with age.

Habitat:

Growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.

Notes:

This species contains a quinone pigment called xylindein, which is the reason for the characteristic bluish-green stain that occurs on wood that's infected by this species.

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12 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 months ago

Thanks Sarah :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 9 months ago

WOW!! Turquoise fungi!! How PRETTY, Christine!! ;)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 months ago

Thank you Larry!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 months ago

What a fantastic collection you have!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 months ago

Thanks for your comments SukanyaDatta and Machi.

Machi
Machi 9 months ago

One of my favorite fungi! Beautiful

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 9 months ago

Such an unusual colour; so attractive.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 months ago

I agree maplemoth! I don't usually find such colorful fungi around here and was happy to find these fruiting bodies in relatively good condition :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 9 months ago

The Green Elfcup, is blessed with very beautiful colors. This is indeed, a masterpiece of beauty and color...

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 9 months ago

Your welcome, Christine Y.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 months ago

Thanks maplemoth, it really stood out!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 9 months ago

Beautiful colors...

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.20, Long: -73.39

Spotted on Sep 4, 2017
Submitted on Sep 7, 2017

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