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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Cladosporium Link, Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. 7: 37 (1816): Fr., Syst. mycol. 3(2): 370 (1832).
= Heterosporium Klotzsch ex Cooke, Grevillea 5: 122 (1877),
(additional synonyms - see Hughes 1958).
Type species: C. herbarum (Pers.: Fr.) Link (Clements & Shear 1931: 395, L 910.225-733: lectotype).
Teleomorph: Davidiella Crous & U. Braun, in Braun, Crous, Dugan, Groenewald & de Hoog, Mycol. Progr. 2(1): 8 (2003).
Lit.: David (1997).
Mycelium immersed or superficial; hyphae branched, septate, subhyaline to pigmented, smooth. Conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, solitary, in small fascicles or loosely to densely caespitose, septate, erect to decumbentor repent, unbranched or branched, pigmented, proliferation hologenous, occasionally enterogenous (after a period when growth has stopped then resumed), usually sympodial, rarely monopodial (sometimes leaving coarse annellations from repeated enterogenous proliferation)). Conidiogenous cells integrated, terminal or intercalary, monoblastic or usually polyblastic, sympodially proliferating, conidiogenous loci conspicuous, protuberant, thickened, refractive to darkened, composed of a central convex dome, surrounded by a raised periclinal rim (coronate); conidial formation holoblastic. Conidia solitary or catenate, in simple or branched acropetal chains (species with solitary conidia are capable to form conidial chains in culture), shape and septation variable, usually subglobose, ovoid, ellipsoid, oblong-ellipsoid to cylindrical, aseptate or with several eusepta, smooth to verrucose-echinulate; hila protuberant, thickened, darkened-refractive, with a central convex dome, surrounded by a raised periclinal rim (coronate); microcyclic conidiogenesis not uncommon.
 
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