Cladosporium sphaerospermum

Growth Media

Found as a secondary invader of plants, food, soil, paint, and textiles (5). It grows well on cold condensing surfaces like paper labels in a cooler or concrete block walls in a cold part of a basement. (30)

Spore Size

Conidia dimensions 3-4.5 microns (5).

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

Cladosporium sphaerospermum