Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 76 = Ulocladium chartarum
|A nasal swab taken from a patient with a history of sinusitis and nasal polyps grew the fungus shown below.|
On potato dextrose agar (PDA) colonies were black, powdery to lanose with a dark pigmentation on the reverse.
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.
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