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Green-stain Cup

Chlorociboria aeruginascens


Found on very old broken tree limb in Bent Creek Experimental Forest.

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M Fortune
M Fortune 7 years ago

Thank you so much for that article KarenPuracan! I now have an even greater appreciation for it's beautiful hue!

MrsPbio 7 years ago

I think this is the fungus that stains wood a lovely turquoise blue. In years gone by, furniture made of this bluish wood was highly sought after. Here's a very informative article:

M Fortune
M Fortune 7 years ago

Thanks Harsha Singh!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago


M Fortune
M Fortune 7 years ago

Thanks for the commments LeanneGardner and lanibucao!!!

lanibucao 7 years ago

I love the color! Great spotting!

LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Amazing colour! Great find M Fortune!

M Fortune
M Fortune 7 years ago

Thanks ceejayalyssa and JaredTCalvert!!!

JC_Forester 7 years ago

Very cool color!

ceejayalyssa 7 years ago

very nice :)

M Fortune
M Fortune 7 years ago

Thanks Agustín Amenabar!!! I have a lot of bad photos of these too. Finally got a good shot with a tripod.

Beautiful colouring! I've seen some similar, but never managed to capture it right.

M Fortune
Spotted by
M Fortune

Bent Creek, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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