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Nigrospora sp.

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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