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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,Chlorociboria aeruginascens,Fall,Geotagged,United States,fungus,rhizomorphs Click/tap to enlarge

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.

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  1. Just spectactular. I love this shot, Christine! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! I was definitely wowed by this discovery! Posted 3 years ago

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''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.

Similar species: Helotiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 4, 2018. Captured Dec 6, 2017 16:19 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm