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Elfcups - Chlorociboria aeruginosa These were so fresh and such a deep turquoise color! These fungi have a cup-shaped fruiting body with a tiny, central stem. The fruiting body becomes flattened with age. They were really tiny and ranged in size from 1-2 mm wide.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on rotting, decorticated wood in a mixed forest.<br />
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Three months later: <br />
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Here is what they looked like about 3 months earlier: <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68389/elfcups_-_chlorociboria_aeruginosa.html<br />
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Elfcups - Chlorociboria aeruginosa

These were so fresh and such a deep turquoise color! These fungi have a cup-shaped fruiting body with a tiny, central stem. The fruiting body becomes flattened with age. They were really tiny and ranged in size from 1-2 mm wide.

Habitat: Growing on rotting, decorticated wood in a mixed forest.

Three months later:

Elfcups - Chlorociboria aeruginosa This is a really big crop - these cups are normally 1-2 mm in size, but in their current dried up state, they were even smaller.  <br />
<br />
Here is what they looked like about 3 months earlier: <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68389/elfcups_-_chlorociboria_aeruginosa.html<br />
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Habitat: Growing on rotting, decorticated wood in a mixed forest. Chlorociboria aeruginosa,Geotagged,Turquoise Elfcup,United States,Winter

    comments (6)

  1. Always so beautiful, these fungi! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks, I agree :) Posted 8 months ago
  2. Wonderful, the fungal world is just so diverse and fascinating! Posted 8 months ago
    1. So true! Posted 8 months ago
  3. Amazing! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks! The color was so vibrant and deep after several days of rain. It was actually sleeting when I found these :O Posted 8 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

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Uploaded Oct 28, 2018. Captured Oct 28, 2018 10:46 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm