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Periconia                 Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Grasses
  • Sedges
  • Rushes
  • Dead herbaceous plant material
  • Soils

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Unknown

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Unknown

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Periconia circinata produces Periconin A and Periconin B (both are biologically inactive)
  • P. circinata also produces Peritoxins A and B


  • V Macko, M B Stimmel, T J Wolpert, L D Dunkle, W Acklin, R Bänteli, B Jaun, and D Arigoni. 1992.Structure of the host-specific toxins produced by the fungal pathogen Periconia circinata. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 89(20): 9574–9578