Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Approx. 8 species.
Found on grasses, plants and soil; on decaying fruiting bodies of Russula mushrooms.
Insects, water splash and wind when dried out.
Myrothecium has been identified as an indoor contaminant. Occurance is rare.
No reports of human infection.
Trichothecenes (verrucarins and roridins).
Grows on general fungal media. Spores have a gray green pigment.
Identifiable on spore trap slides as a distinctive gray-green cylindrical spore with striations, a flat base, and a pointed end.
Distinctive, although very rarely seen on tape lifts in our laboratory.