Cladosporium herbarum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Cladosporium herbarum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Dothideomycetidae
Order: Capnodiales
Family: Mycosphaerellaceae
Genus: Cladosporium
Species: C. herbarum
Binomial name
Cladosporium herbarum
(Pers.) Link, (1816)

Byssus herbarum (Pers.) DC., in de Candolle & Lamarck, Fl. Franç., Edn 3 (Paris) 5/6: 11 (1815)
Dematium herbarum Pers., Ann. Bot. Usteri 11 Stuck: 32 (1794)
Heterosporium epimyces Cooke & Massee, Grevillea 12(no. 61): 31 (1883)

Cladosporium herbarum is a fungal plant pathogen. Its hosts include Bryum, Buxbaumia, Gyroweissia, Tortula, and Dicranella.[1]

Cladosporium herbarum is an exceedingly common organism, found on dead herbaceous and woody plants, textiles, rubber, paper, and foodstuffs of all kinds. Indoors, it is found in floor, carpet and mattress dust, damp acrylic painted walls, wallpaper, HVAC insulation, filters and fans. Cladosporium herbarum is frequently the most prominent mold in air-spora. It grows over a wide range of temperatures, and has frequently been reported causing spoilage of meat in cold storage.[2][3][4][5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Prior, P. V. (July 1, 1966), "A New Fungal Parasite of Mosses", Bryologist, American Bryological and Lichenological Society, 69 (2): 243, doi:10.2307/3240520, ISSN 0007-2745, JSTOR 3240520 
  2. ^ Peternel R, Culig J, Hrga I: Atmospheric concentrations of Cladosporium spp. and Alternaria spp. spores in Zagreb (Croatia) and effects of some meteorological factors. Ann Agric Environ Med., 2004, 11, pages 303-307
  3. ^ Flanning Brian, Samson, Robert A., and Miller, David J (Ed.). Microorganisms in home and indoor work environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation and control. Taylor and Francis, 2001.
  4. ^ Samson, R. A., Hoekstra, E. S. and Frisvad, J. C. (Edit.). Introduction to Food- and airborne Fungi, 6th edition. Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2000. Piecková E, Jesenská Z: Microscopic fungi in dwellings and their health implications in humans. Ann Agric Environ Med 1999, 6, pages 1–11.
  5. ^ Bagni B, Davies RR, Mallea M, Nolard N, Spieksma FT, Stix E: Sporenkonzentrationen in Städten der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (EG). II Cladosporium und Alternaria Sporen. Acta Allergol 1977, 32, (English Abstract).