Hic Bunt poetae Pacuvi Marci sita Ossa.
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.
The other two parasites, smut and bunt, affect principally the grain.
Of these the rust, smut and bunt fungi are by far the most common and the most destructive.