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(order Helotiales)

A genus of fungi which form gelatinous apothecia within which the unicellular brown and/or colourless ascospores are produced. B. inquinans (‘Pope's buttons’) is a common species, with black, globular to cup-shaped, rubbery fruit bodies, each 2–4 cm across, which grow in clusters on logs, especially those of oak.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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