|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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