Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Plant debris, soil. Secondary invader of damaged plant tissue.
Spores also released by hygroscopic movement.
Yes, on many different substrates including paper, textiles, and insects.
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.
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.