A fungus living on a fungus living on a grass

Interesting find on Scattery Island in Clare in October. Ergots (Claviceps purpurea) on Spartina anglica infected by another fungus Gibberella gordonii (formerly Fusarium heterosporum) the orange/pink mass at the base of the ergots. Likely to be new county record as not listed in the NBDC database. A fungus living on a fungus living on a grass. 


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© Peter Foss 2012