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Spore category. Produced by mushrooms, puffballs, shelf fungi, rusts, smuts, and many other fungi.


Approx. 1,200 genera.

Where Found

Saprophytes and plant pathogens.
Gardens, forests, woodlands.

Mode of Dissemination

Wind; spore release (active mechanism) during periods of high humidity or rain.


Probably common.
Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).
Type III hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Lycoperdonosis (puffball spores), Mushroom culture hypersensitivity.

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

Asexual forms may cause rare opportunistic infections.
The yeast Cryptococcus neoformans is a basidiomycete.

Potential Toxin Production

Mushroom toxicosis (poisoning) is usually a result of ingestion of the following toxins: amanitins, monomethyl-hydrazine, muscarine, ibotenic acid, psilocybin.

Growth Indoors

Serpula lacrimans, the agent of “dry rot,” and other fungi causing white and brown wood rot, grow and destroy the structural wood of buildings. Poria incrassata causes a particularly destructive dry rot in buildings.

Industrial Uses

Many mushrooms are edible, and very important in the food industries.

Other Comments

Occasionally, a benign, non-wood rotting mushroom will fruit inside a building, growing in some unique ecological niche if enough moisture is present.
If mushrooms are found growing indoors we ask clients to submit the entire mushroom for identification.

Used with permission from EMLab P&K

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