Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes. Teleomorph (sexual state): Cymadothea.
Polythrincium species comprise a very small proportion of the fungal biota. This genus is somewhat related to Ramularia. No information is available regarding health effects, or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. Our laboratory has never seen this organism growing on environmental surfaces. May be identified in air on spore trap samples (spores have distinctive morphology). Also, spores may be seen in dust as part of the normal influx of outdoor microbial particles. Natural habitat is on leaves.