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Chlorociboria aeruginascens 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,Chlorociboria aeruginascens,Fall,Geotagged,Green elfcup,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

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

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  1. Beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! I love finding the blue wood. This one was much brighter in person than it is in the photo. It was pretty cool. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Oh, and a weird thing is that I found this chunk of wood already posed on top of the log, so someone must have found and photographed it before me. Posted 2 years 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 Feb 19, 2019. Captured Oct 13, 2018 12:10 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm