NS4178 : Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans)

taken 10 years ago, near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans)
Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans)
These disc-shaped fruiting bodies were individually 2-3 cm across; they were growing on a fallen log on the steep damp slopes of the valley of the Murroch Burn. To judge by the leaves around it, the log is a recently fallen oak, which is the usual host – compare Link – but this species is also occasionally found on beech wood.

Black Bulgar is only likely to be confused with NS3878 : Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa), but the fruiting bodies of Black Bulgar are essentially cup- or disc-shaped, while those of Witches' Butter are more irregular and brain-like; for other differences, see the link just cited.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 December, 2009
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Near (from Tags)
The Murroch Burn 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4142 7830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2855N 4:32.5558W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4142 7830
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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