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1. smut fungus  (noun) 
any fungus of the order Ustilaginales

  Also known as: smut


  More Specific:
covered smut - a smut fungus causing a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held together by the grain membranes
loose smut - a smut fungus of the genus Ustilago causing a smut disease of grains in which the entire head is transformed into a dusty mass of spores
cornsmut / corn smut - a smut fungus attacking Indian corn
Sphacelotheca / genus Sphacelotheca - genus of smut fungus
head smut / Sphacelotheca reiliana - smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut
bunt / Tilletia caries - fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
bunt / stinking smut / Tilletia foetida - similar to Tilletia caries
onion smut / Urocystis cepulae - smut fungus causing blackish blisters on scales and leaves of onions
flag smut fungus - a smut fungus causing a smut in cereals and other grasses that chiefly affects leaves and stems and is characterized chains of sori within the plant tissue that later rupture releasing black masses of spores


  Member Meronym:
    Ustilaginales     order Ustilaginales


  More Generic:
    fungus


 

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