Re: Harmful Fungus in Sphagnum Moss?
- Subject: Re: Harmful Fungus in Sphagnum Moss?
- From: "Bob Bob" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 22:17:12 -0500 (CDT)
Hello from the home of Coccidioidomycocis!
Sphagnum moss can cause Sporotrichosis from the Sporothrix fungi, but so can
I've also heard the Aspergillus can also be cultured.
So don't breathe or touch anything while in the woods, or with your orchids!
So maybe there is a bright side to deforestation after all!
Now leave me alone, I have to go back to crossing my titanum with
sporothrix. Wait until you find that one in your next bag of
semi-nonrenewable sphagnum moss from Wal-Mart!
Gotta go! Think I just coughed up a lung.
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Harmful Fungus in Sphagnum Moss?
>Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:11:08 -0500 (CDT)
>yes, there is definitely a fungus associated with sphagnum moss that can
>enter the body through wounds or cuts on the hands and under fingernails.
>can also be inhaled and affect the respiratory system. orchid grower are
>very familiar with it. it has a name, but i can't remember it. you might
>search the american orchid society website and, since you're in miami,
>contact some department of tropical diseases down there. a friend of mine
>here in tampa was treated for it by the tropical diseases people at
>university of south florida. it's apparently a nasty one, this fungus.
>i was growing orchids, i was repeatedly advised to wear gloves and a mask.
>hope this helps,
> > In my few years of growing aroids I have periodically heard stories
> > harmful
> > (to humans) fungus that grows and reproduces itself in ground or
> > virgin
> > sphagnum. Has anyone else heard these stories or seen written
> > the subject?
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