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Curvularia sp.

Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes. Teleomorph (sexual state): Cochliobolus (Ascomycete).

Distribution

Ubiquitous;
cosmopolitan.
More commonly found in tropical, subtropical regions.
Approx. 30 species.

Where Found

Plant debris, soil, facultative plant pathogens of tropical or subtropical plants.

Mode of Dissemination

Dry spore.
Wind.

Allergen

Common.
Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).
Other: A relatively common cause of allergic fungal sinusitis.

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

Occasionally a cause of onychomycosis, ocular keratitis, sinusitis, mycetoma, pneumonia, endocarditis, cerebral abscess, and disseminated infection. Most cases are from immunocompromised patients.

Potential Toxin Production

Not known.

Growth Indoors

Yes, on a variety of substrates.

Industrial Uses

Not known.

Other Comments

None.

Used with permission from EMLab P&K

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