Bulgaria inquinans

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Bulgaria inquinans
Bulgaria inquinans volwassen.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: Bulgariaceae
Genus: Bulgaria
Species: B. inquinans
Binomial name
Bulgaria inquinans
(Pers.) Fr. (1822)
  • Peziza inquinans Pers. (1794)
Young version

Bulgaria inquinans is a fungus in the family Bulgariaceae. It is commonly known by the name black bulgar.[1]

It grows on branches and bark of dead oak and hornbeam. The species can be found from October to March. It can be commonly found on felled trees stored in timber yards. Research into the colouring materials found in the fungus by H.Lockett and R.Edwards at Bradford University gave name to three purple pigments as two bulgarhodins and bulgarein.[2]


  1. ^ Sterry, Paul; Hughes, Barry (2009). D & N Publishing, ed. Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms & Toadstools. London: HarperCollins. p. 306. ISBN 978-0-00-723224-6. 
  2. ^ Edwards RL, Lockett HJ. (1976). "Constituents of the Higher Fungi. Part XVI. Bulgarhodin and bulgarein, novel benzofluoranthenequinones from the fungus Bulgaria inquinans". Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions. 1: 2149–55. doi:10.1039/p19760002149. 

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