|Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.|
|Distribution||Where Found||Mode of Dissemination|
|Plant debris, soil. Secondary invader of damaged plant tissue.||Dry spore.
Spores also released by hygroscopic movement.
|Allergen||Potential Opportunist or Pathogen||Potential Toxin Production|
Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).
|No cases of infection have been reported in humans or animals.||Antibiotic substances produced: flavipin, epicorazine A & B, indole-3-acetonitrile.|
|Growth Indoors||Industrial Uses||Other Comments|
|Yes, on many different substrates including paper, textiles, and insects.
|Characteristics: Growth/Culture||Notes on Spore Trap Recognition||Notes on Tape Lift Recognition|
|Grows well on general fungal media, although sporulation may be strain dependent. Colonies typically have orange reverse pigment.||Intact spores are distinctive. Young spores or spore fragments may be confused with Ulocladium, Stemphylium or possibly Alternaria. Commonly found in outdoor air.||Distinctive, readily identifiable on tape lifts.|
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