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Blue fungi found on dead wood

Observed: 5th November 2009 By: lw3887

Not the best image. Fungi like small petals and bright blue. Any ideas?


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miked's picture


take a look at this one

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Chlorosplenium aeruginascens - Green wood cup. it could very well be this, although quite what the difference is between elf cup and wood cup i do not know, perhaps it is justa common name difference and thats it?

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Yes, it's just a common name

Yes, it's just a common name difference.

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Source of green dye

In 18th and 19th centuries this fungi was used as a source of green dye for tunbridgeware - a type of marquetry used to decorate the surfaces of wooden boxes made in and around the Kent towns of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

When the fruiting bodies are not visible this fungi's presence can often be seen in the wood on which it grows - dying the wood tissues green.