Definition of Genus Claviceps
1. Noun. Fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Hypocreaceae, Hypocreaceae
Member holonyms: Claviceps Purpurea, Ergot
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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 ...by 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 Gramínea-. 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 ..."