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Blue Stain (Green Cups)

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Description:

This is one of the few fungi known better for its effects on wood than for its fruiting body. Once established in downed timber, its mycelium branches out and spreads through the wood, exuding, as part of its life processes, a blue-green dye. If you see a blue-green log or wood debris, it is the work of this fungi. I was lucky to find it at its fruiting stage, since they only emerge after a long wet spell.

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3 Comments

So cool!

TaiRobinson
TaiRobinson 6 years ago

Amazing (:

Beautiful find!

MeganM
Spotted by
MeganM

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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