Epicoccum nigrum

One of the most commonly isolated indoor fungi, E. nigrum is also widely distributed in nature. It can be found growing in and on soils, sand, dead/decaying plant tissue, saline environments, textiles and moldy paper. At this time, E. nigrum is not known as a pathogen, but this species can cause skin allergies.

Water Activity (min.):

0.86

Colonizer Group:

Mesophilic

Mycotoxins:

Epicoccum nigrum