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Substance Name: Ergot, Claviceps purpurea, ext.
RN: 84775-56-4


  • A genus of ascomycetous fungi, family Clavicipitaceae, order Hypocreales, parasitic on various grasses (POACEAE). The sclerotia contain several toxic alkaloids. Claviceps purpurea on rye causes ergotism.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Claviceps


  • Claviceps purpurea
  • EINECS 283-885-8
  • Ergot Fungus

Systematic Name

  • Ergot, Claviceps purpurea, ext.

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 84775-56-4

System Generated Number

  • 0084775564