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Green Elfcup

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Description:

These small (3-5mm) 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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7 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks Liz113

Liz113
Liz113 4 years ago

Amazing!!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks Zlatan

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 years ago

Lovely coloring; great fungi.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

Your welcome, Christine....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks maplemoth! It's one of my favorite kinds of fungi :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

Beautiful, blue-green coloring....

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2017
Submitted on Sep 29, 2017

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