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Pithomyces sp.

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

Distribution

Ubiquitous;
cosmopolitan.
Approx. 15 species.

Where Found

Common on dead leaves of more than 50 different plants, especially leaf fodders. Soil, grasses.

Mode of Dissemination

Dry spore.
Wind.

Allergen

Not studied.

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

No reports of infections.

Potential Toxin Production

Sporidesmin.

Growth Indoors

Rarely found growing indoors.
Can grow on paper.

Industrial Uses

Not known.

Other Comments

Pithomyces chartarum is one of the causes of facial eczema in sheep in New Zealand.

Used with permission from EMLab P&K

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