Rutstroemia bulgarioides - Mushroom 3-10 mm in diameter, cupped or saucer, tapering downwards into a short, compact cap; Hymenium dark, olive-brown to black-brown; matte and smooth; the outer surface of the fruiting body of the same color as the hymenium, but brighter; the shore is smooth, darker than the hymenium.
Occurrence: From February to May, immediately after the snow has melted, on moist spruce cones lying on the ground. Mostly a few to several dozen sporocarps on one cone. Widely spread, but not common.
Value: Unaffected fungus.