Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa - coral slime & Chlorociboria aeruginascens - blue cup
This elegant lady in her ermine stole is Chlorociboria aeruginascens. She grows in wood and degrades it. If
you are hiking some day and find a branch or log that is a vibrant teal blue, you'll know you've found this
lady at work. That teal pigment is present in both the fruiting bodies and the mycelium of the fungus.
It is enduring; bits of stained wood have been used for centuries for the blue of water in marquetry
paintings made from inlaid wood. The white ermine stole is a bonus—the alternative form of Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa, an organism that oozes about eating bacteria, not wood.