Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Nyl.) Kanouse ex C.S.
Family: Chlorociboriaceae
Green Wood Cup
Chlorociboria aeruginascens image
National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Inedible

Habitat: On decayed hardwood logs and sticks and scattered to gregarious.

Description: Fruit bodies: Cup-shaped at first to disc-shaped with age, up to 1 cm diameter, upper surface, smooth, bluish-green to turquoise lighter bluish-green and the lower surface, lighter bluish-green. Stem: Sometimes has a small stem, nearly up to 1 cm tall, of the same colour as the sterile surface. Flesh: Bluish-green to turquoise. Spore Print: Creamy white.

Comments: C. aeruginascens is easily recognizable in the field, due to the bluish-green or turquoise-green colour of the fruit body and the blue colouring of the wood by the mycelium. It can often be identified merely by the turquoise colouring of the wood where it has been growing, even in the absence of fruit bodies.