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Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens 2

Observed: 4th October 2010 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMickETalbot’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens staining
Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens
Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens staining #2
Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens
Description:

The first and second images depict the blue staining that is an indication of the presence of Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

D.M.H.'s picture

Hmmm, First pic doesn't look

Hmmm, First pic doesn't look like Birch, wrong colour(too blue IMO)bits are even violet!
looking at pic up close it looks like could be paint, the way its built up in cracks and holes.
other two obviously are correct just compare colours.

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miked's picture

Did you mean birch or oak?

Did you mean birch or oak?

markwilson's picture

Tunbridgeware

The blue/green stained wood was used in Tundrige ware - inlaid woodwork
see http://www.tunbridgewellsmuseum.org/default.aspx?page=1643

D.M.H.'s picture

I usually find them growing

I usually find them growing from rotting Birch or Hazel but that may be because of lack of Oak in my local woods. Think this will have to go as Genus only (C.aeruginosum, C.aeruginascens)

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MickETalbot's picture

Paint

I'm sure you are correct that the first image depicting the blue staining was indeed paint. It has been removed and replaced with 2 images which correctly show the staining. To me the image with the staining and fruiting body was indicative of it being Chlorosplenium aeiruginascens, (just airing my thoughts at the time of findind).

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Chlorociboria aeruginosa is

Chlorociboria aeruginosa is shown as much rarer on NBN but i suppose that might just be because the two species have not been separated very often.

there is some info at:
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/chlorociboria_aeruginascens.html