ERGOT – Claviceps Purpurea


Ergot modified flakes

Dried sclerotium of parasitic fungus Claviceps purpurea (Fries ex Fries) Tulasne. The material is composed of pieces of longitudinal shape which can be inflexed into the shape of sickle. Towards to the apex the grain is narrow.

The surface of grain is often longitudinally grooved. The colour of the grain surface is dark violet to dark red-brown. After snap the inner part of grain is of light pink to light purple colour.

Flakes or parts thereof with a length of 3-30 mm, the color of brown to reddish violet, characteristic odor.