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Blue woodstain fungus

Blue woodstain fungus
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 320
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-08 19:06
Viewed: 4019
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know most people will not give this a second glance , because it looks just like a piece of blue wood covered in moss, but this one is for the Fungi People here on TN.
What you have is another fungus from my visit to Emma's place last Sundays. Found laying on the floor of this very old mixed Coppice's wood was this branch about 75mm thick and bright blue in colour very strange we thought, then i remembered there was a fungus that the mycelia stains the wood it is growing in Blue/Green and if the wood is not too rotten it can be used as a coloured veinia in fine furniture.
This is the form Chlorciboria aeruginascens is most often found in, as it does not fruit frequently but when it does they are small blue caps 2-5mm across. My book says it prefers Oak (Querus) wood to grow in but my searches on Google show that it can be found round the world though it does seem to prefer hard woods to the softer coniferous ones.
Hope you like it anyway

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Interesting specie Robert. I dont have it in my files. The truth is I dont pay much attention to this "coticoids", but they are begining to take my interest. Good and detailed shot, I only miss a workshop with a closer look. Thanks for the note too. Regards, Felipe.

Hi Robert,
You bring us something new and different once again..
Not necessarily a fungi class person myself, but I can appreciate the effort and the information here :)
Well done and TFS!


What we failed to do was to turn this log over. On the underside are the blue fruiting bodies! tiny blue capsules...

If I can get some shots of it I will this weekend...

As for the photo. I'm amazed that you managed to get the blue colour over so well, I did not think it would photograph at all so am very surprised. You pulled that one off really well!

Take care

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