Choke - Epichloe typhina
Epichloe typhina is a fungal growth that galls the stems of various grasses, the gall often having a rather tubular appearance. It is white in the early stages, yellowing when mature.
Please provide photograph of the area affected by 'choke' and an image of the host grass. Please state the host grass species in the comments section. Microscopic examination may be necessary.
On various grasses including many of our most common species including Sweet Vernal-grass, some False-brome species, Cock's-foot, Perennial Rye-grass, Wood Millet, Timothy and Rough Meadow-grass.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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