• fungus
  • Ustilago is a parasitic fungus infesting the fruit of the common corn plant ( Zea Mays, LinnĂ©). (henriettes-herb.com)
  • The "smutted" ear of corn appears blackened and shrivelled, the fungus, called Ustilago , from its burnt or charred appearance, exhibiting a smooth, gelatiniform membrane, containing a soot-like powder of minute, dark, spherical spores. (henriettes-herb.com)
  • The spores of Ustilago are largely conveyed to the plants through the distribution of barn-yard manures, in which the fungus appears to thrive and rapidly multiply. (henriettes-herb.com)