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Elfcups - Chlorociboria aeruginosa Blue-green fungi that have a cup-shaped fruiting body with a tiny, central stem. The fruiting body becomes flattened with age. They ranged in size from 1-3 mm wide. The cups on most of these were whitish - maybe related to age or moisture?<br />
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Habitat: Rotting wood in a mixed forest Chlorociboria aeruginosa,Geotagged,Spring,Turquoise Elfcup,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Elfcups - Chlorociboria aeruginosa

Blue-green fungi that have a cup-shaped fruiting body with a tiny, central stem. The fruiting body becomes flattened with age. They ranged in size from 1-3 mm wide. The cups on most of these were whitish - maybe related to age or moisture?

Habitat: Rotting wood in a mixed forest

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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 Jul 4, 2019. Captured May 15, 2019 10:39 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm