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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Cladosporium Link ex Fries; Link, 1815, Magazin Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin, 7: 37-38; Fries, 1821, Syst. mycol., 1: XLVI.
S. J. Hughes in Can. J. Bot., 36: 750, 1958 cites the following as synonyms: Sporocladium Chevallier, 1826; Myxocladium Corda, 1837; Didymotrichum Bonorden, 1851; Heterosporium Klotzsch in Cooke, 1877.
Colonies effuse or occasionally punctiform, often olivaceous but also sometimes grey, buff, brown or dark blackish brown, velvety, floccose or hairy. Mycelium immersed and often also superficial. Stroma sometimes present. Setae and hyphopodia absent. Conidiophores macronematous or semi-macronematous and sometimes also micronematous; macronematous conidiophores straight or flexuous, mostly unbranched or with branches restricted to the apical region forming a stipe and head, olivaceous brown or brown, smooth or verrucose. Ramo-conidia often present. Conidiogenous cells polyblastic, usually integrated, terminal and intercalary but sometimes discrete, sympodial, more or less cylindrical, cicatrized, scars usually prominent. Conidia catenate as a rule but sometimes solitary especially in species with large conidia, often in branched chains, acropleurogenous, simple, cylindrical, doliiform, ellipsoidal, fusiform, ovoid, spherical or subspherical, often with a distinetly protuberant scar at cach end or just at the base, pale to dark olivaceous brown or brown, smooth, verruculose or echinulate, with 0-3 or occasionally more septa.
Lectotype species: Cladosporium herbarum (Pers.) Link ex S. F. Gray.
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