Bulgaria soiling (Bulgaria inquinans) photo and description

Bulgaria inquinans

  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Leotiomycetes (Leocyomycetes)
  • Subclass: Leotiomycetidae (Leocyomycetes)
  • Order: Leotiales
  • Family: Bulgariaceae (Bulgarians)
  • Genus: Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
  • Species: Bulgaria inquinans
    Other names for the mushroom:

  • Bulgaria Inquinance


Bulgaria soiling

Photo by: Yuri Semenov


Bulgaria staining (Bulgaria inquinans) about 2 cm high and 1-2 (4) cm in diameter, at first closed, rounded, almost plaque-like, up to 0.5 cm in size, on a degenerate leg about 0.3 cm, rough outside, pimply, brown , ocher-brownish, gray-brown, with dark brown or purplish-brown pimples, then with a small depression extending from the edges with a smooth shallow blue-black bottom, later goblet, obverse-conical, depressed, but without a depression, as if filled, to old age saucer-shaped, at the top with a flat shiny disc of red-brown, blue-black, then olive-black color and dark gray, almost black, wrinkled outer surfaces. Dries to a hard state. Spore powder, black.

The flesh of Bulgaria inquinans is fleshy, gelatinous-elastic, dense, ocher-brown, odorless or with a good mushroom smell.


Bulgaria inquinans grows from mid-September, after a cold snap (according to literature data from spring) to November, on dead wood and deadwood of deciduous species (oak, aspen), in groups, not often.


If you remember about the habitat, you will not confuse it with anything.


The mushroom is tasteless, it belongs to inedible.

• Anti-cancer effect (studies in 1993).

Fruit body extract inhibits the growth of sarcoma-180 by 60%.