Conidiophores dark, usually highly branched and terminating in a brush-like complex bearing flask-shaped annellides. The colourless to dark 1- or 2-celled spores (conidia) are borne in chains from the tips of the annellides and usually have a flattened base where they were originally connected. Occurring in soil, dung, decaying plant debris, and house dust.
Classification: Microascaceae. Holomorphs: Kernia, Microascus, Petriella. Ref: Domsch et al., 1980; Morton and Smith, 1963