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Ulocladium sp.

Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.

Distribution

Ubiquitous;
cosmopolitan.
Approx. 9 species.

Where Found

Soil, dung, paint, grasses, fibers, wood, decaying plant material, paper, and textiles.

Mode of Dissemination

Dry spore.
Wind.

Allergen

Major.
Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).
Ulocladium cross-reacts with Alternaria, adding to the allergenic burden of Alternaria-sensitive patients.

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

Rare subcutaneous tissue infection.

Potential Toxin Production

Not known.

Growth Indoors

Widespread. Found on gypsum board, paper, paint, tapestries, jute, other straw materials. Ulocladium has a high water requirement.

Industrial Uses

Not known.

Other Comments

None.

Used with permission from EMLab P&K

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