Acremonium spp.

Health Effects

It was the primary fungus identified in at least two houses where the occupant complained of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Can produce mycetomas, infections of the cornea and nails (6).

Characteristics

Asexual state of Emericellopsis sp., Chaetomuim sp., and Nectripsis sp. (3).

Allergen

Reported to be allergenic (7).

Potential Toxin Production

Can produce a trichothecene toxin which is toxic if ingested.

Mold Reference Key

Abbreviation Reference
Aw Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)
E Paul Ellringer
MAC McGregor Pearce - personal experience
NC Neil Carlson - personal experience
(1-27) Refer to Fungal Reference page

N. Carlson 9/92; Rev. 4/93, 7/93, 9/93, 1/94, 2/94,2/95,4/95, 5/96, 7/96

Acremonium