Common Names
Species Menu
Family Menu
Identification Guide
Fungi:> Ascomycota:> Ascomycetes:> Helotiales:> Helotiaceae:> Ascocoryne, Chlorociboria.
These are small to medium size fungi normally growing on wood. Fruiting bodies are normally top shaped or cup shape, round or irregularly lobed.
Genus: Ascocoryne
Ascocoryne sarcoides
Ascocoryne sarcoides
Genus: Chlorocibori
With sixteen Chlorociboria species found in New Zealand, trying to identify one from another without a microscope is next to impossible, and even with one, it's not much easier. The wood stains green by this species was once prized for use in furniture making and inlay work.
 Chlorociboria aeruginascens Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Chlorociboria halonata Chlorociboria halonata
Chlorociboria speciesChlorociboria species
Chlorociboria species
Chlorociboria species
The Hidden Forest   Forest Fungi