Definition of Genus Claviceps

1. Noun. Fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses.

Exact synonyms: Claviceps
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae
Member holonyms: Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Claviceps

genus Circaetus
genus Circus
genus Cirsium
genus Cistothorus
genus Cistus
genus Citellus
genus Citharichthys
genus Citroncirus
genus Citrullus
genus Citrus
genus Cladonia
genus Cladorhyncus
genus Cladrastis
genus Clangula
genus Clathrus
genus Claviceps (current term)
genus Claytonia
genus Cleistes
genus Clematis
genus Cleome
genus Clethra
genus Clethrionomys
genus Clianthus
genus Cliftonia
genus Clinopodium
genus Clintonia
genus Clitocybe
genus Clitoria
genus Clostridium
genus Clupea

Literary usage of Genus Claviceps

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"... but it seems difficult to explain the purple stroma of the allied genus Claviceps; nor can I explain some other cases of purples and blues as yet. ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"Ergot, which is common on heads of rye and some wild grasses, is a poisonous species of the genus Claviceps. A species of the genus ..."

3. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"... belonging to the genus Claviceps. The Sclerotium of the Eleocharis has been found in this country, but we are not aware that the Claviceps developed ..."

4. Therapeutics: Its Principles and Practice by Horatio Charles Wood (1908)
"The genus Claviceps comprises a number of parasitic fungi, which develop in the pistils of the various species of GramĂ­nea-. The first appearance of the ..."

5. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"Tulasne, however, placed it in the genus Claviceps, as an ascomycetous fungus, of which he described 3 species—one of which, the Claviceps purpurea, ..."

6. A Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by William Murrell (1896)
"The genus Claviceps comprises a number of parasitic fungi, which develop in the pistil of various kinds of grass. Official ergot is the sclerotium of ..."

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