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Observed: 28th October 2013 By: CaladhCaladh’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Green Elfcup
Description:

A Saprobic fungus the Green Elfcup grows mostly on Oak. The small fruiting bodies are often less than 0.5 cm in diameter and seen less frequently than the vibrant blue-green staining of the wood which the fungus causes.
Containing a pigment called xylindein the stained wood is valuable for decorative woodworking. Famously, it is used to create the elaborate inlaid designs on Tunbridge Ware.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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