BeeLoyal (Stranger)
07-31-02 15:25
No 339512
      Claviceps paspali source from Dallisgrass  Bookmark   

Did anyone ever consider trying to obtain a good specimen of Claviceps paspali from a plant souce?

I started investigating and found out that the Paspalum grass family gets infected with Claviceps paspali all the time.

I also found to my surprise that one of the species of the family called Dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum) gets infected with claviceps paspali of the Stevens and Hall brand ... which can prove to be important info.

imediatly dreams of growing fields of this Dallisgrass are formed in mind offcourse but as i am just a begginer I would appreciate as many opinions as possible about the idea , specifically about the certainity of the purity of the such collected claviceps.

I am attaching a links on the subject with info and pictures

dealing with the subject of Dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum) .

1a.   has good info on Dallis Grass , and good pics for foraging.

2. Ergot
 showing pics of Claviceps paspali stevens and hall in various stages of the disease, and also info about other diseases of Paspalum.  <---  can someone with japanese fonts and reading abilities gather and translate information from the rest of the site?


The war isnt over!smile
07-31-02 16:05
No 339524
      P.S. on C. paspali  Bookmark   

1. Argentine Bahia Grass also gets infected with C. Paspali of Stevens and Hall type.

2. Paspalum distichum , COMMON NAMES :   knotgrass, seashore paspalum , salt jointgrass , turfgrass .    is also a good avenue to research for c. Paspali  , but I am not sure i this is the stevens and hall type (are there other types?) .

3. CHECK THIS OUT! , names of all Pasapalum plants , in every frucking language !  pheww   ,  should help anyone allover the world locate fields of the correct plants.


The war isnt over! crazy
07-31-02 17:36
No 339543
      The Barley option for C. Paspali cultivation  Bookmark   

The following article talks about the fact that although C. Paspaly is not a naturally ocuring disease on Barley plant , it could be infected by a solution of c. paspali honeydew (wish i had a sample solution).


The war isnt over!
(Hive Bee)
08-01-02 00:06
No 339699
      Cool  Bookmark   

Good links, BL.

Note for Australian and African (Killer) bees:

Paspalum dilatatum grass has spread to your continents as well. Usually found in damp places like marshes, riverbanks and roadsides.
The spore-laden honeydew that ooooozes from the ergot has a characteristic sweet fermented smell that I've grown quite fond of tongue