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Periconia sp.

Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Distribution Where Found Mode of Dissemination
Approx. 20 species.
Soil, blackened and dead herbaceous stems and leaf spots, grasses, rushes and sedges. Almost always associated with other fungi. Dry spore.
Allergen Potential Opportunist or Pathogen Potential Toxin Production
Not studied. Rare case of mycotic keratitis reported. 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
Colonial morphology is similar to Cladosporium. Periconia is infrequently isolated in culture. Some species have distinguishing spore characteristics and are recognizable. Generally it is difficult to distinguish Periconia spores from the smuts, myxomycetes and other round, brown spore types. Spores with underlying sporulating structures are distinctive, although we very rarely see them on tape lifts.
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