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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 12 days ago
    1. Thanks Greg! Posted 11 days ago
  2. I love fungi with this color! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Me too! Love it every time a new shot is added of it, it's quite memorable. Posted 12 days ago
      1. Thanks Marta and Ferdy for your comments! Blue is my favorite color and this is one of my favorite mushrooms <3 Posted 11 days 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