Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Gonatobotrys species comprise a very small proportion of the fungal biota. Morphologically this genus is very close to Gonatobotryum but without dark pigment. No information is available regarding health effects or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. Rarely found but may be identified on surfaces by tape lifts, and tease mounts from bulk samples, and in air by culturable (Andersen) samples. (Spores do not have distinctive morphology and would be categorized as "other colorless" on spore trap samples.) Reported to be parasitic on Alternaria and Cladosporium. Natural habitat is plant litter.