markwilson's picture

Claviceps purpurea var. spartinae

Earlier this year I posted this record (as did Natterjack) From reading the internet literature if you find C.purpurea on Spartina it's var spartinae. The map only shows 1 ten km record for this variety. As there is a paper on the effects of this fungus on Spartina in Poole Harbour it has more sites. I found it in the 1980s in Bridgwater Bay - however it was only described as a variety in 2002. Perhaps more records would improve the distribution map



Seymour Daily's picture

Claviceps purpurea on Spartina

I recall seeing this on Spartina on the saltmarsh at Grange-over-Sands, about five or six years ago.