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Keller cloth

Synonym for basement mold; look there.

Name for the one to two centimeters thick, gray-green to black mold with the botanical name Zasmidium cellare or obsolete Cladosporium cellare. Other names after the coat or cloth-like appearance or the nature are Kellerkatze (orally in Austria "Köllakotz") or black cat and cellar cloth (picture right). The mold forms especially in wine cellars with stock of wooden barrels and very high humidity over 80% on walls, bottles and barrels. However, he is not...

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