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Monday, 3 September 2012

Green Elfcup

Monday Mushroom #31

The green elfcup - one of my favourite mushrooms due to the distincitve colour. The main body of the fungus grows through dead wood staining it a deep blue-green colour - you can often find bits of infected wood at any time of the year, but the fruiting bodies are short lived and rarely seen.

Chlorosplenium aeruginascens - Green Elfcup
 These elfcups are not yet fully developed - they will grow to about twice this size (up to about 1.5cm diameter) and the margin will unroll until they are flat on top.

Chlorosplenium aeruginascens - Green Elfcup

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