You can find Ulocladium on a number of substrates, including plants, soil, textiles, wood, paper, paint and tapestries.Ulocladium also grows on water-damaged building material such as gypsum board (drywall).
Ulocladium colonies can be brown, grey or black, with a texture that resembles suede, cotton or wool. Ulocladium grows moderately fast (reaching maturity within 5 days) and typically disperses its spores by air.
Causes and health effects
Because Ulocladium requires a lot of water to grow, its presence indoors usually indicates existing or previous moisture problems and water damage.
Reportedly, Ulocladium is a major allergen, causing Type I reactions such as hay fever and asthma. It’s rarely linked to subcutaneous tissue infections in humans, and its ability to produce mycotoxins is unknown.
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