It is part of the Cladosporium cladosporioides complex and morphologically very similar with C. exile and C. scabrellum, differing by the size of the conidiophore and conidia. Similar to C. cladosporioides and C. pseudocladosporioides, C.
perangustum could probably also be a species complex, since there
are more phylogenetic differences in that clade for both ACT and
TEF than between some of the other more closely related species
that we recognise as distinct species. However, the morphology of
all isolates is quite uniform and the clade phylogenetically highly
supported (Bensch et al., 2010).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Cladosporium perangustum has few records in the world, most of the time occurring as an endophyte and phytopathogen. In Brazil, there are records of the species in the Atlantic Forest and in the Amazon rainforest. I suggest including it in the near threatened category.
According to GBIF the species has 27 occurrences in 7 countries. In Brazil the species occurs in the Amazon Forest and the Atlantic Forest.
Population and Trends
There are about 27 records of the species in the world, of which nine (34%) are in the United States of America. Despite its global distribution, the species appears to be little common.
In Brazil Cladosporium perangustum occurs in the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon Forest, two hotspots of biodeversity, but extremely threatened.
Habitat and Ecology
Worldwide distribution, but found mainly in the United States of America and Australia.
According to Bensch et al. (2010) probably Cladosporium perangustum could be a species complex, because there are more phylogenetic differences in this clade than among some of the other more closely related species. More in-depth molecular studies could elucidate this issue, allowing greater taxonomic knowledge of this species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyArea-based Management Plan
Use and Trade
Unpublished experiments with Cladosporium perangustum isolates in Brazil have shown that this species has the potential for the production of L-asparaginase enzyme.