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Turquoise elf cup such fun to find - not overall rare, but rarely seen fruiting. There was a whole log absolutely covered in these. It was raining and starting to get harder or I'd have spent far more time on this log..  Chlorociboria aeruginosa,Geotagged,Summer,Turquoise Elfcup,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Turquoise elf cup

such fun to find - not overall rare, but rarely seen fruiting. There was a whole log absolutely covered in these. It was raining and starting to get harder or I'd have spent far more time on this log..

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  1. What a day you had! Posted 9 months ago

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Chlorciboria aeruginosa is one of just two species recorded in the genus Chlorociboria, the other being Chlorociboria aeruginascens. Both result in green staining of timber. Although C. aeruginosa tends to be a little smaller and very much rarer than C. aeruginascens, the fruitbodies of the two species cannot be confidently differentiated on macroscopic characteristics, but at 5-7 x 1-2┬Ám the spores of Chlorciboria aeruginascens are significantly smaller than those of Chlorciboria aeruginosa (9-14.. more

Similar species: Helotiales
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Uploaded Sep 14, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 17:19 in Mount Washington Trail, North Bend, WA 98045, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 15s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm