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General Information about Ulocladium

9+ species

Ulocladium Mold

Microscopic View Ulocladium Mold

Ubiquitous, Cosmopolitan.

What are some of Ulocladiums molds characteristics?

Grows well on general cellulose surfaces.

Where does Ulocladium grow outside?

Often found growing in soil, dung, paint, grasses, fibers, wood, decaying plant material, paper, and textiles.

Where does Ulocladium grow inside? 

Grows indoors on cellulose containing materials such as gypsum board, paper, paint, tapestries, jute, other straw materials. Ulocladium has a high water requirement.

Is Ulocladium "black mold"?

The term black mold (also "toxic black mold") is not scientific but is widely used by the media to usually reference Stachybotrys molds.

Health Concerns about Ulocladium

Is Ulocladium a potential allergen?

Some people may experience hay fever or asthma. This type of mold cross reacts with Alternaria, adding to the allergenic burden of Alternaria-sensitive patients.

Does Ulocladium present any unique human risks? (as pathogen, opportunist or contaminant)*

Rare cases reported of subcutaneous tissue infection.

Can Ulocladium produce toxins?*


Identification of Ulocladium

Can Ulocladium be identified via Air Sampling?

May be confused with spores of Alternaria and Pithomyces.

Can it be identified via Direct Sampling?

May be confused with spores of Alternaria.


What are some of Ulocladium’s industrial uses?


*Other types of disease not listed in this description may also result from exposure.


**Indicates potential toxin production by given species of this genus. Not all toxins are produced by all species and the extent is highly dependent on environmental conditions. List may not be all inclusive due to new discoveries in research.