26 Jun 2022

Cladosporium macrocarpum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a olive green often covered with a layer of pale gray aerial mycelium, when incubated at 25oC (77oF) in ten days. The hyphae, conidiophores, and conidia are pigmented olivaceous-brown (dematiaceous). It is found worldwide and is found most commonly in temperate regions. It has been isolated from the dead organic matter, plants, air, soil, bird feathers, and growing on rocks. There have not been any reports of human infections.