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Ergot

Observed: 29th October 2011 By: cothillcothill’s reputation in Fungi and Lichenscothill’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
ergot
Description:

Most of the heads of common reed along this stretch of canal have abundant growths of ergot.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) interacts

Comments

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This has been abundant in

This has been abundant in Highland this year, some fruiting grasses being quite black with sclerotia.

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