Claviceps purpurea

Claviceps purpurea

Observation - Claviceps purpurea - Global. Description: Many will have seen the black sclerota of Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) on wild grass but this is the sexual stage of the species. Looking just like a Cordyceps growing from an insect pupa.

Many will have seen the black sclerota of Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) on wild grass but this is the sexual stage of the species. Looking just like a Cordyceps growing from an insect pupa.