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Zasmidium cellare

Correct name (formerly Cladosporium cellare) for the basement mould; see there.

Name for the one to two centimetre thick, grey-green to black mould with the botanical name Zasmidium cellare or outdated Cladosporium cellare. Other names according to the fur- or clothlike appearance or according to the texture are Kellerkatze (dialectal in Austria "Köllakotz") or Schwarze Katze as well as Kellertuch (picture right). The mould develops especially in wine cellars with a stock of wooden barrels and very high humidity over 80% on walls, bottles and barrels. On the...

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