On Anthoxanthum odoratum

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markwilson
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On Anthoxanthum odoratum

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I am not sure that this is a smut but it has the "feel" of one to me. On Anthoxanthum odoratum from woodland.

I have a very tentative id of Tilletia anthoxanthi as this is the only "likely" candidate I can find after an internet search

I have a pressed specimen if anyone feels that they can go further with this.

Thanks Mark Wilson
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This perhaps is an ergot infection rather than a smut. I found this specimen c 20m from the original one
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Hi
Clearly the ergot is OK, but I suspect the other fungus is one of the common plurivorous hyphomyetes one often encounters in these circumstances - Cladosporium is always a likely culprit.
Chris
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