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Green Elfcup - Chlorociboria aeruginascens Greenish blue cup fungi with off-centered stems.  They were about 5 mm wide. <br />
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This species contains a quinone pigment called xylindein, which is the reason for the characteristic bluish-green stain that occurs on wood that&#039;s infected by this species.<br />
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Habitat: Rotting wood Chlorociboria aeruginascens,Fall,Geotagged,Green elfcup,United States. Chlorociboria,fungus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Green Elfcup - Chlorociboria aeruginascens

Greenish blue cup fungi with off-centered stems. They were about 5 mm 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.

Habitat: Rotting wood

    comments (5)

  1. ♥ the colour...beautiful capture. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Greg! Posted 5 months ago
  2. I love fungi with this color! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Me too! Love it every time a new shot is added of it, it's quite memorable. Posted 5 months ago
      1. Thanks Marta and Ferdy for your comments! Blue is my favorite color and this is one of my favorite mushrooms <3 Posted 5 months 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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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Oct 28, 2018 11:23 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm