Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Spadicoides species comprise a very small proportion of the fungal biota. This genus is somewhat related to Diplococcium and Cephaliophora. No information is available regarding health effects or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. Rarely found but may be identified on surfaces by tape lifts, and tease mounts from bulk samples. May be identified on spore trap samples if the presence of this genus has already been demonstrated (for example, on tape lifts). (Spores have somewhat distinctive morphology but may be confused with other genera.) Natural habitat includes dead wood and bark of various trees including birch, pine, oak, beech, and elm.