Stachybotrys chartarum

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Black Mold

A fungus associated with poor air quality indoors. Economically, it can be a concern when considering the purchase of a water damaged building. Its scientific name is Stachybotrys chartarum.
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Stachybotrys chartarum

See black mold.

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