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Bulgaria inquinans

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 29 November 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Bulgaria inquinans (NL: Zwarte knoopzwam / EN: Black Bulgar / DE: Gemeiner Schmutzbecherling / FR: Bulgarie salissante) is a fungus from the family Bulgariaceae. It is an odd mushroom, reminiscent of black gumdrops with scaly brown shells. Fruit bodies are 1– 4cm across. Older specimens are quite flabby and gelatinous, leading to confusion with jelly fungi, but younger specimens (like the ones illustrated) have more of a cup fungus appearance. It grows on branches and bark of dead Oak, Beech and Hornbeam. The species can be found from October to March. It can be commonly found on felled trees stored in timber yards.

Image: Schoten (B) - 20/09/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/15 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Extraordinary image.

29 Nov 2011 11:00am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana. Have a nice day !

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Very nice capture.

29 Nov 2011 3:28pm

@Jaytee: Thanks again for your visit and comment, Jaytee. Have a nice day !

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

29 Nov 2011 8:35pm

@Soheil: Thanks for your visit and comment, Soheil.

Canon EOS 400D
1/15 second
ISO 200
150 mm