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Green Elfcup

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Description:

This beautiful species has apothecia (cup-shaped ascocarps) that are usually attached laterally, often less than 0.5 cm in diameter, collapsing laterally and becoming rolled inwards when dry. The outer tissue layer of the apothecium, known as the ectal excipulum, has a delicate tomentose surface composed of hair-like, straight or sometimes coiled, smooth hyphae. The stipe is typically less than 3 mm long, with a central or eccentric attachment to the apothecia.

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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A very beautiful photo, and a very colorful photo....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Beautiful colors....

Jessie Aguilar
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Jessie Aguilar

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 26, 2018
Submitted on May 21, 2018

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