Cladosporium spp. (Hormodendrum spp.)
Can cause mycosis (17). Common cause of extrinsic asthma (immediate-type hypersensitivity: type I) (26). Acute sypmtoms included edema and bronchiospasms, chronic cases may develop pulmonary emphysema (26).
The numbers are often high in the summer, the outdoor numbers are reduced in the winter.
A common allergen (7).
The numbers found indoors are often less than outdoors numbers. Indoor Cladosporium sp. may be different than the species identified outdoors.
Commonly found on the surface of fiberglass duct liner in the interior of supply ducts. It is found on dead plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint, and textiles (5).
Most commonly identified outdoor fungus.
Potential Toxin Production
0.88 (5); 0.84 (21)
Mold Reference Key
|Aw||Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)|
|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