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

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: Helotiaceae


General Description:

Small green cups fruiting on decayed wood which is stained green by the fungus.


Diagnostic Description:

It has smaller spores than C. aeruginosa.
Some authors claim that the two species can be separated on the color of the flesh (orangish to yellowish for Chlorociboria aeruginosa and blue-green for Chlorociboria aeruginascens. Most authors indicate microscopy is needed.


Distribution:

Widely distributed in North America and Europe.


Habitat:

On decorticated wood of broadleaf and conifer trees.


Look Alikes:

Chlorociboria aeruginosa


Uses:

The stained wood has been used in making valuable products such as Tunbridge ware and furniture inlay.


References:
Notes:

Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Nyl.) Kanouse ex C.S. Ramamurthi, Korf & L.R. Batra, Mycologia 49(6): 858 (1958) 1957 subsp. aeruginascens

Synonymy:
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Nyl.) Kanouse, Mycologia 39(6): 641 (1947)
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Nyl.) Kanouse ex C.S. Ramamurthi, Korf & L.R. Batra, Mycologia 49(6): 858 (1958) 1957
Chlorosplenium aeruginascens (Nyl.) P. Karst., Bidr. Känn. Finl. Nat. Folk 19: 103 (1871)
Peziza aeruginascens Nyl.,: 42 (1869)


Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)


Created: 2011-11-26 18:22:50 PST (-0800) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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