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Green Elfcup Greenish blue cup fungi with off-centered stems. 4-5mm wide. This species contains a quinone pigment called xylindein, which is the reason for the characteristic bluish-green stain that occurs on wood that's infected by this species. Chlorociboria,Chlorociboria aeruginascens,Fall,Geotagged,Green Elfcup,Green elfcup,United States,elfcup,fungus,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Green Elfcup

Greenish blue cup fungi with off-centered stems. 4-5mm wide. This species contains a quinone pigment called xylindein, which is the reason for the characteristic bluish-green stain that occurs on wood that's infected by this species.

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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 30, 2018. Captured Dec 1, 2017 14:24 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm