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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of smut-fungi of the order Ustilaginales, having the spores loosely united in small spherical masses which are surrounded by a gelatinous envelop when young. S. Ellisii occurs frequently and destroys the inflorescence of species of Andropogon.


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