Chlorociboria-Infected Wood with Rhizomorphs
I found this vibrant rotting log that was at least 50% infected with Chlorociboria aeruginascens (green-blue wood). When I pulled a chunk of wood off the log, this is what was underneath – a network of white rhizomorphs that had a pinkish red base. The rhizomorphs are most likely from an unknown, secondary fungus that is also living on this log.
''Chlorociboria aeruginascens'' is a saprobic species of mushroom, commonly known as the green elfcup or the green wood cup because of its characteristic small, green, saucer-shaped fruit bodies. Although the actual fruit bodies are infrequently seen, the green staining of wood caused by the fungus is more prevalent.