Superficially, some smuts may look similar, but 2 seconds under the microscope will easily distinguish Claviceps with its perithecia, or even just the structure of the sclerotia.
Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Look Alikes:
The stromata don’t develop perithecia until they’ve over-wintered on the ground.
over 2 years ago
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