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Ergot (Claviceps purpurea var. purpurea)

Observed: 12th October 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and LichensThistle’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Ergot (Claviceps purpurea var. purpurea)
Description:

Learned during last week where to look for this and found some at the weekend. An unpleasantly poisonous little fungus growing here on the seedhead of Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata).

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ergot (Claviceps purpurea var. purpurea) interacts