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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. 2 years ago

Thanks Sarah :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thank you Larry!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 2 years ago

What a fantastic collection you have!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks for your comments SukanyaDatta and Machi.

Machi
Machi 2 years ago

One of my favorite fungi! Beautiful

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Such an unusual colour; so attractive.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Your welcome, Christine Y.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks maplemoth, it really stood out!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Beautiful colors...

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

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

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