P&PDL Picture of the Week for
December 3, 2007

A pretty fungus among us

Gail Ruhl, Sr. Plant Disease Diagnostician, Botany & Plant Pathology, Purdue University

This bright blue fungus is hard to miss! Chlorociboria aeruginascens can be found growing on rotting logs and branches.

See: Forestry Images, Messiah College

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blue fungus

blue fungus on leaves

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab Purdue Cooperative Extension Service