Stachybotrys chartarum and Stachybotrys chlorohalonata, commonly known as "black mold," are two species of fungi. They are associated with poor indoor air quality, and frequently appear after water damage to building mat... More »

Black mold growth occurs when mold spores travel through the air and land in a wet environment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Black mold requires constant moisture and usually flourishes on... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Identify black mold in a house by looking for a strong earthy and musty smell around the home. Black mold, which is scientifically identified as Stachybotrys chartarum, has a particularly strong smell and grows in stagna... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, can be harmful to some and cause no health issues in others, according to the CDC. Typically those with allergies tend to be more sensitive to mold exposure. Black mold e... More » Health Older Adults

Black mold, or Stachybotrys, is greenish-black, filamentous and reproduces asexually. Black mold prefers substrates that are high in cellulose and often inhabits damp building materials. More » Science Biology

Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys are some common types of mold present in and around homes. Some molds are innocuous and only aesthetically unpleasant, while others cause illnesses and allergies. More » Science Biology

The three types of fungi are yeast, mushroom and mold. Yeast is a unicellular fungus that can cause ringworm and baker’s yeast, mushroom is a fungus that grows from soil or trees and mold is a multicellular fungus that i... More »