Bulgaria inquinans

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Bulgaria inquinans

16 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Top shaped to disk shaped, upper surface smooth, dark red, dark brown or black, underside brown, rough, becoming darker with age, narowly attached to the substrate

Flesh

Blackish brown, rubbery

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees, favouring oak

Spore Print

Dark brown

Microscopic Features

Spores kidney shaped, smooth (11-14) x (6-7) µm2, asci club shaped or cylindrical

Edibility

Not edible

Notes

The upper surface is coated with a thick layer of spores which blackens a finger when rubbed

Additional Photographs

Bulgaria inquinans

16 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Bulgaria inquinans

25 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Bulgaria inquinans

25 August 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Bulgaria inquinans

13 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Bulgaria inquinans

8 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin