|Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes. Teleomorph (sexual state): Khuskia (ascomycete).|
|Distribution||Where Found||Mode of Dissemination|
Especially abundant in warm climates.
Approx. 4-5 species.
|Decaying plant material and soil.||Active discharge mechanism. Does not require wind or rain.|
|Allergen||Potential Opportunist or Pathogen||Potential Toxin Production|
|Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).||Very rare report of human infection.||Not known.|
|Growth Indoors||Industrial Uses||Other Comments|
|Rarely found growing indoors.||Not known.||None.|
|Characteristics: Growth/Culture||Notes on Spore Trap Recognition||Notes on Tape Lift Recognition|
|White, floccose, spreading. Develops black spore clusters with time.||A distinctive large, dark brown (nearly black), globose spore is readily identifiable on spore trap slides.||Distinctive, but rarely found.|
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