Species of Ulocladium should not be confused with other poroconidial genera such as Stemphylium, Alternaria, Bipolaris, Exserohilum, Dreschlera and Curvularia. A human case of keratitis has been reported (Badenoch et al. 2006).
Colonies are rapid growing, brown to olivaceous-black or greyish and suede-like to floccose. Microscopically, numerous, usually solitary, multicelled conidia (dictyoconidia) are formed through a pore (poroconidia) by a sympodially elongating geniculate conidiophore. Conidia are typically obovoid (narrowest at the base), dark brown and often rough-walled. Seven species have been described, all being saprophytes.
ITS sequencing is sufficient for genus identification (Badenoch et al. 2006) and Woudenberg et al. 2013).
Ellis (1970, 1976), Domsch et al. (1980), Rippon (1988), Samson et al. (1995), de Hoog et al. (2000).
|Antifungal Susceptibility: Ulocladium very limited data (Pujol et al. 2000 and Australian National data); MIC µg/mL.|