Observation 118455: Cladosporium (Link ex Gray, 1821)
When: 2012-11-10
Who: BretP
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
SP: Ascomycotina
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Capnodiales
Genus: Cladosporium

This grows on my furniture every winter because I keep my windows closed. The Blast tells me this is probably in the Genus: Cladosporium, and perhaps species: sphaerospermum. The black hyphae are also an indication of the genus. This is generally considers to be a mold. It’s a little boring because it lacks a known sexual state, but it can be harmful to humans (mostly causing allergic reaction). Most species don’t grow at temperatures over 35C. It is an ubiquitous genus and is one of the most common fungi found around the world. Enzymes produced by C. herbarum are use in the transformation of steroid intermediates like progesterone.

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