Syncephalastrum spp.

Can cause a respiratory infection characterized by a solid intracaitary fungal ball (26).

It can be confused with Aspergillus spp. Five to 18 merospores are enclosed in the tube shaped merosporangia at the terminal end of the sporangiophore (the sphere shape at the end). Compare this to Aspergillus spp. where the condia are produced at the ends of bowling ball shaped phialides.

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