Hic Bunt poetae Pacuvi Marci sita Ossa.
The other two parasites, smut and bunt, affect principally the grain.
Tilletia Tritici, bunt or stinking smut of wheat, is so-called because the bunted grain has a disagreeable odour of stale herrings.
The discovery of the yeast-conidia of these fungi, and their thorough investigation by Brefeld, have thrown new lights on the group, as also have the results elucidating the nature of the ordinary dark spores - smuts, bunt, &c. - which by their mode of origin and development are chlamydospores.
Of these the rust, smut and bunt fungi are by far the most common and the most destructive.