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Keller cloth

Synonym for basement mold; look there.

Term 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 fur-like or cloth-like appearance or after the nature are cellar cat (dialect in Austria "Köllakotz") or black cat as well as cellar cloth (picture on the 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,...

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