Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Chlorociboriaceae

Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Nyl.) Kanouse ex C.S. Ramamurthi, Korf & L.R. Batra

Green Elfcup

The turquoise staining, caused by the mycelium, is a common feature on dead wood of many deciduous species. The fruiting-bodies are much scarcer

Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1984) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 1, Ascomycetes
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi