Fungi Anhang 3


[Frans Vermeulen]

However, in their role as recycling transformers fungi are not always to our advantage or convenience. We are not pleased with the increasing incidence of medical mycoses and of fungal diseases

of livestock and crops. Although regarded as the villains of the piece, fungi merely play their part. Being essentially saprophytes [saprobes] - recycling dead or decaying material -,

fungi, then termed “opportunists,” produce systemic and subcutaneous mycoses. During the last 50 years or so saprobes “suddenly have become parasitic and pathogenic,” which

is probably due to the rapid development of antibacterial, antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs.

“A dramatic change in the epidemiology of infectious diseases has taken place with the advent of new chemotherapeutic agents, new immunosuppressive agents, organ transplantation, parenteral alimentation, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and advanced surgical techniques. In this new scenario, fungal infections have emerged as a critical issue in the compromised host.” []

In unhealthy functioning ecosystems fungus-plant interactions result in disease. Disruption of human immune systems has similar damaging consequences. The maintenance of

agricultural monocultures with large-scale use of fertilizers and pesticides as well as the breeding of new crop varieties by genetic manipulation has resulted in significantly

decreased resistance of crops to fungal infestation, which, in turn, causes a steep rise in both mycotoxin levels and spore production. A major cause of hypersensitivity [allergic] reactions,

both out and indoors the air is filled with spores and other fungal elements. In addition, eczema, chronic digestive problems, acute diarrhoea, and irritable bowel syndrome

have all been associated with the ingestion of the products of mould fungi.

In nature much of the effort of fungi goes into undoing the human disruptions of ecosystems. For undoing the disruptions of human immune systems likewise fungi can be

employed, to which the ancient history of the use of medicinal fungi as immunostimulants in the Far East bears adequate witness.

Fungal remedies

The various repertories and homeopathic encyclopaedias list 72 names of fungal remedies [fungal compounds included]. Of these, 32 fungi are represented in the abbreviation lists by nothing more

than a name, i.e. there are no symptoms, whilst of the remaining 40 fungi 27 have less than twenty symptoms. It leaves us with 13 fungi we might possibly come across when repertorizing.

Yet, even that number does not reflect the actual situation. Our understanding of the entire kingdom is based in essence on a total of three fungi:

Agaricus, Bovista, and Claviceps [Secale], with a few more having a place in the background: Psilocybe, Ustilago, Sticta, Polyporus officinalis, Candida albicans, and the fungal

compounds Alcoholus and Penicillinum.

This well-known trio supplies the rudiments, the basics, the ABC of the homeopathic perception of the kingdom. One may safely assume that such a foundation is too narrow.

To broaden the horizons - admittedly, my own in the first place- I have spent some years studying the biology of fungi and collecting evidence from the dusty corners of homeopathy.

All gathered material I have put together to come to a working hypothesis  designed  to  enable  pattern  recognition.  Emphasis  is  placed  on  the  biological features of the individual fungus,

based on the conviction that similarity is a matter of analogy between the nature of the substance and the nature of the person.

Defining homeopathy as a process of cause and effect [“What can cause can cure”] seems to me too limited and too limiting.


The process of researching and dusting has resulted in keys for the individual fungi.

The keys are combinations of mycological and toxicological data, medicinal use, culinary delights, fungal lore, thematic concepts, peculiar properties, and homeopathic symptoms [where available].

The keys are meant as potential indications; they cannot be conclusive since clinical verification is lacking for most of the 109 fungi and fungal compounds included in Spectrum. As already stated

32 have an abbreviation only; 27 have twenty or less symptoms, and 37 are new.

Dealing with the Kingdom Fungi, Volume 2 of Spectrum presents an orientation in this fascinating but arcane kingdom. It includes drug pictures, rudimentary or more complete,  with  a  range  of  analogous  information  [signatures]  as  its  points  of  departure.  

The kingdom Monera. [incl. the kingdomless viruses] has been discussed in Volume 1; the remaining kingdoms -protists, plants, animals, elements- will be presented in subsequent volumes of Spectrum.

Believing is seeing

The doubting Thomas wanted to see first and then believe, as do some homeopathic practitioners. Such a concept is like the snake that bites its own tail: a vicious circle.

That it is all about perspective is illustrated by Andrew Weil’s story “Believing is Seeing.” Replace the words ‘mushroom’ or ‘morel’ in the story by the word ‘remedy,’ and see what you see ...

Mushroom hunting can teach us a lot about the larger world. A common experience of mushroom hunters is not being able to see a particular mushroom when they first try to collect it.

It’s not a question of visual acuity, but of pattern recognition. One woman wanted to find morels. She’d been told they grew in her area, but nobody would show her exactly where,

and she had never seen one in the flesh. So finally she went out by herself to the woods and spent an entire morning looking, without finding a single morel. In frustration

she got down on her hands and knees and began sifting through last year’s leaves. Just as she was about to give up, she saw one morel a few inches away, and picked it.

Clutching it triumphantly, she looked up and saw hundreds of them scattered through the woods in all directions.

A useful lesson can be drawn from this: that our brain acts as a filter, screening out what it doesn’t consider significant. A certain “key” has to be in place before our brain can say “Aha!” and recognize something. And of course, what we recognize has real consequences. In this case, the person who can see the morels gets to put them in the basket and take them home to eat. The larger principle is that what we experience is determined by what we are able to perceive. It leads me to believe that we should be willing to accept other people’s experiences - for instance, telepathy or pre-recognition - or at least consider that they have validity, even though we do not share them. Otherwise we could live in a forest full of morels and never see them.



Acladium castellani [= Pseudallescheria boydii]

• Dark grey to dark brown mould.

• Polluted water, sewage, manure.

• Invasion through penetrating wounds.

• Near-drowning; aspiration of polluted water.

• Resembles aspergillosis.

• Rising occurrence in immunocompromised patients.

Agaricicum acidum [Agar-ac]      

• Active constituent of Polyporus [Fomitopsis] officinalis.

• Identical to agaricin.

• Debilitating night sweats.

• Addiction to excessive use of tea, coffee, or tobacco.  

Agaricus (= Amanita muscaria) (Agar.)

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• “Esteemed by both maggots and mystics.”

• Accumulates vanadium.

• Two sides: growing smaller or taller.

• Fearless or fearful.

• Increased strength.

• Enterprising.

• Visual sensory misperceptions.

• Death-dreamer; dream warrior.

• Fly-induced activity.

• Intercourse.  

Agaricus bisporus [Agar-bi.]            N      

• “Champignon”; supermarket mushroom.

• Saprophytic.

• Very common under cypress.

• Allergic reactions.

• Oestrogen.

Agaricus blazei [Agar-bl.]            N      

• Favours warm and humid conditions.

• Likes the sun.

• Loves thunderstorms.  

• Saprophytic.

• Benzoic acid.

• Balance between deficiency and excess.

• Sensation of being under attack.

Agaricus campanulatus (= Panaeolus campanulatus) [Agar-cpn.]  

• Saprophytic.

• Brittle and fragile.

• Cap cracked and scaly from exposure to sunlight.

• Coprophilous; seeks nitrogen.  

• Grows in families with other dung-loving species.

• Hilarity. Effervescence.

• Impulse to run, jump or dance.

• Distortion of time sense.

• Effects stand midway between Agaricus and Psilocybe.

Agaricus campestris [Agar-cps.]

• Wild cousin of the supermarket mushroom.

• Saprophytic.

• Accumulates cadmium and mercury.

• Gastrointestinal symptoms.

Agaricus citrinus (= Amanita citrina) [Agar-cit.]

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Pronounced smell of raw potatoes.

• Bufotenin. Toadstool.

• Cholera.

• Sopor and lethargy.

Agaricus emeticus (= Russula emetica) [Agar-em.]

• Saprophytic.

• The Sickener.

• Loses all colour from exposure to strong sunlight.

• Brittle; shatters and snaps.

• Choleraic gastrointestinal disorders.

• Anxiety in stomach [deathly nausea], > ice-cold water.

• Resembles acute phosphor poisoning.

• Smell of vinegar <.  

Agaricus pantherinus (= Amanita pantherina) [Agar-pa.]

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Loss of coordination and muscular twitching stronger than in Amanita muscaria.

• Twilight zone between thinking and dreaming.  

• Fearless. Feeling of going to die but unafraid.

• Unresponsive to pain.

• Lethargy alternating with periods of manic behaviour.

• Compulsive repetition of risky behaviour.  

• Disorientation.

• Ataxia.

Agaricus phalloides (= Amanita phalloides) [Agar-ph.]

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Avoids colder localities.

• Smell of raw potatoes or chlorine.

• Gastric type or cerebral type of poisoning.

• Period of relative well-being followed by drama of organ failure.

• Inability to express feelings by words.

• Severe gastrointestinal cramps.

• Marked chilliness.

• Unquenchable thirst.

Agaricus procerus (= Macrolepiota procera) [Agar-pr.]

• Saprophytic.

• Brown scales and patches.

• One of the very best of all edible agarics.

• Homeopathic symptoms almost certainly due to misidentification of species.

Agaricus rubescens (= Amanita rubescens) [Agar-r.]  

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• The blusher; stains red when bruised.

• Anaemia.

• Disturbance of sensory functions.

Agaricus semiglobatus (= Stropharia semiglobata) [Agar-se.]

• Saprophytic.

• Coprophilous [dung-loving].

• Grows in families with other dung-loving species.

• Incoordination.

• Space and time distortion.

Agaricus stercorarius (= Stropharia stercoraria) [Agar-st.]

• Saprophytic.

• Coprophilous [dung-loving].

• Grows in families with other dung-loving species.

• Disorientation.

• Disposition to rove. Irresistible desire to run.

• Wild, as if moved by sudden impulses. Bewildered.

• Twitching of facial muscles.

Agaricus vernus (= Amanita verna) [Agar-v.]  

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Fool’s Angel. Destroying Angel.

• Death masquerading as a virgin bride.

• Pain-caused restlessness.

• Remission and return of symptoms.

• Rapid loss of strength and weight.

• Similarity with strychnine poisoning.

Alcoholus [Alco.]

• Sociability leading to self-glorification.

• Impairment of judgement; overstepping borders, crossing limits, breaking taboos.

• Social alienation.

• Self-castigation; self-reproach; punishment.

• The creeps.

• Neurological degeneration.

Aleurisma lugdunense (= Geomyces pannorum) [Aleur-l.]  

• Cold-loving saprophytic mould.

• Acid environments.

• Rapid growth rate; expanding.

• Variable.

• Degrades keratin; associated with superficial skin and nail infections.

Alternaria alternata [Alter-a.]           

• Saprophytic mould.

• Plant pathogen producing mycotoxins.

• Requires moisture, but survives dry conditions.

• Increased spore dispersal when relative humidity drops.

• Allergies. Asthma.

• < Warm, humid weather  

• Chronic sinusitis [maxillaris].

Armillaria mellea [Armi-m.]            

• Wood-decaying fungus parasitic to weakened shrubs and trees.

• Proliferous growth and expansion.

• Produces black shoestring-like strands.

• Strangles trees or strengthens orchids.

• Essental and renal hypertension.

• Hypertension-related symptoms: dizziness, vascular headache, tinnitus.

• Strengthening effect in neurasthenia.

• Illuminating.

Aspergillus bronchialis [Asperg-br.]            

           • Probably not a separate species but a strain of Aspergillus fumigatus.

Aspergillus candidus Asperg-c.           

• Saprophytic fungus preferring warm soils and stored grain.

• Used in the production of miso, soy sauce and sake.

• Inhibits the production of the pigment melanin. Used in skin lightening cosmetics.

• Copper.

Aspergillus flavus [Asperg-fl.]

• Yellow to olive green saprophytic mould.

• Lipophilic; associated with fats and oils [nuts, peanuts and tree seeds].

• Warm, humid climates. High relative humidity.

• Soy sauce.

• Aflatoxins.

Aspergillus fumigatus [Asperg-fu.]

• Bluish-green to grey saprophytic mould.

• Thrives in humid conditions.

• Tolerates very high temperatures.

• CNS disease related to hot weather.

• Birds.

• Allergies; predilection for the nose and sinuses.

• Aspergillosis.

Aspergillus niger [Asperg-n.]

• Jet black saprophytic mould.

• Musty odour.

• Citric acid; soft drinks.

• Reacts with arsenicals.

• Copper; detects copper.

• Ear infections and nasal sinus infections.

• Skin reactions; swelling of the face.  

Aureobasidium pullulans [Aureo-p.]

• Black yeast-like mould.

• Saprophytic with pathogenic potential.

• Requires wet conditions.

• Sensitive to heat.

• Produces pullulan, used for the manufacturing of oxygen-impermeable films and adhesives.

• Allergenic [hay fever and asthma].

• Dermatitis. Subcutaneous cysts.

Auricularia polytricha [Auric-p.]

• Ear-shaped saprophytic fungus growing on wood.

• Turns purple with age.

• Hard or soft and flabby.

• Inflexible when dry, flexible when moist.

• Strengthens the will. Contains iron.

• Haemorrhages. Circulation.  

Blastomyces dermatitidis [Blast-d.]

• Dimorphic fungus - either a saprophytic mould or a yeast-like pathogen.

• Moist environments.

• Dogs.

• Causative agent of blastomycosis.

• Predilection for the lungs and the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

• Abscesses; fistulae.

Boletus edulis [Bol-ed.]

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Delicate pinkish network of fine lines on upper part of stalk.

• Alternately abundant and rare.

• Puzzling variableness.

• The King - “the one aristocrat the peasantry can eat.”

• Little pig - the King reduced to vulgarity.

• Eases the tendons.

• Gastrointestinal upsets.

Boletus luridus [Bol-lu.]            

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Fire Fungus. Conspicuous blood-red network on stalk.

• Turns blue-black when cut or bruised.

• Alcohol <.

• Intense thirst.

• Angioneurotic oedema.

Boletus satanas [Bol-s.]

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Fine red network on stalk.

• Turns blue when cut or bruised.

• Decomposes soon after reaching maturity into a putrescent mass.

• Offensive odour, carrion-like or like rotting onions.

• Severe gastrointestinal irritation.

• Great prostration [from loss of fluids].

Botrytis cinerea [Botr-c.]

• Saprophytic mould.

• Colonizes moist places but is also very drought tolerant.

• Rapid growth.

• Carbohydrates.

• Overgrows and inhibits other fungi; doesn’t like competition.

• Intricate courtship.

• Allergenic reactions. Dermatitis.

• Propensity to affect acidotic patients.

• Spring and autumn <.  

Muscarinum [Muscin.]

• Profuse perspiration, salivation and lachrymation.

• Vomiting, increased urination and increased defecation.

• Combination of effects of pilocarpine, nicotine and curare.

• Defective accommodation.  

Nectrianinum [Nectrin.]

• Saprophytic-pathogenic fungus causing tree [beech] canker.

• Causes serious volume losses.

• Red and orange.

• Increases body temperature.

• Crisis terminating in polyuria and profound sleep.

Neotyphodium lolii [under Lol.]

• Endophyte [lives within the host].

• Symbiotic [enhancing host fitness and receiving protection in return] or parasitic [permitting almost no host seed production].

• Infects grasses, predominantly Lolium species.

• Tremors, moves, shakes, and staggers.

• Rock and Roll fungus. “Let’s shake, rattle, and roll.”

• Movement, excitement, noise or disturbance <.

• Reproductive and cardiovascular problems.

Omphalotus illudens [Omph-i.]

• Saprophytic fungus causing white rot.

• Shades of orange.

• Glows ghostly greenish in the dark.

• Favours warmer regions.

• Emphasis on gastrointestinal disturbances, notably nausea and vomiting.

• Concomitants: exhaustion and sense of being cold.

• Contains cytotoxic compounds with tumour-shrinking properties.

Paracoccidoides brasiliensis [Parac-br.]

• Dimorphic fungus - either a saprophytic mould or a yeast-like pathogen.

• Slow growth rate.

• Humid soils rich in proteins.

• Causative agent of paracoccidioidomycosis.

• Predilection for reticuloendothelial system, skin and mucous membranes.

• Higher incidence in males.  

Paxillus involutus [Pax-i.]

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Acid soil.

• Sour smell.

• Sour taste in mouth.

• Haemolytic anaemia.

• Kidney failure.

Penicillium camemberti [Penic-cm.]

• Saprophytic mould.

• Camembert and Brie.

Penicillium chrysogenum [Penic-chr.]

• Grass green to bluish green saprophytic mould.

• Commonly found in house dust.

• Potent contact sensitizer.

• Tremors.

• Toxic antibiotic.

Penicillium cyclopium [Penic-cy.]

• Saprophytic mould producing an orange pigment.

• Occurs on cereals and mouldy meat products.

• Nephropathy.

Penicillium expansum [Penic-e.]

• Grey-green saprophytic mould.

• Spoilage of stored fruits.

• Invades damp places; indicator organism for dampness indoors.

• Inhabits refrigerators.

• Pains < damp stormy weather, > dry sunny weather.

• Similar to Rhus-t.

Penicillium griseum [Penic-g.]            

• Identical with P. aurantiogriseum or P. griseofulvum [?].

• Saprophytic mould.

• Griseofulvin [antifungal drug].

Penicillium notatum [Penic-n.]

• Saprophytic mould occurring on foodstuff and animal feed.

• Closely allied to P. chrysogenum or identical with it.

Penicillium piceum [Penic-p.]

• Yellow saprophytic mould.

• Skin irritation and sensitization.

Penicillium roqueforti [Penic-r.]

• Dark green to dark blue-green saprophytic mould.

• Fast growing.

• Grows under conditions of high carbon dioxide and low oxygen concentrations.

• Blue-veined cheeses.

• Allergic reactions similar to those evoked by shellfish.

• Tremors.

Penicillinum [Penic.]

• Benzylpenicillin Sodium.

• Allergic hypersensitivity reactions.

• Dermatologic symptoms.

• Feeling of icy coldness.  

• Abuse of penicillin.  

Phallus impudicus [Phal.]

• Saprophytic

• Unstoppable speed.

• Uncontrollable force.

• Compelling stench. “Lavatorial smell that attracts flies.”

• Sulphur.

• Shameless shape.

• Shapeless flaccidity.

• Orgasm mushroom.  

Phellinus nigricans [Phell-n.]

• Black.

• Saprophytic or wound parasite.

• Destructive tendencies.

• Immunostimulating properties.

Piptoporus betulinus [Pipt-b.]

• Annual bracket fungus growing exclusively on dead or dying birch trees.

• Fast development.

• Sour smell and taste.

• Smoulders slowly but persistently when used as tinder [similar to charcoal].

• Deathbed. Reviver.

• Anthelmintic. Bowel problems.

• Tumours.

• Encompasses the symbolism of the birch.

Pityrosporum orbiculare [Pityr-o.]

• Lipophilic [fat-loving] yeast.

• Part of normal human skin flora; highest numbers present on chest and back.

• Overgrowth results in pityriasis versicolor.

• Common around puberty.

• High temperatures, humidity, and heavy sweating <.

• Seborrhoea and dandruff.

Pleurotus ostreatus [Pleur-o.]

• Saprophytic white rot fungus growing on dead standing trees or fallen logs.

• Favours cool weather; may fruit in winter during thaw.

• Carnivorous; anthelmintic.

• Cholesterol; chronic use of alcohol.

• Building blood cells or destructive to blood cells.

• Muscle inflammation, pains or cramps.

• Warts.

Polyporus officinalis (= Fomitopsis officinalis) [Bol-la.]

• Saprophytic or wound invader.

• Grows on the middle and upper portions of trunks and trees.

• Extremely bitter.

• Used as a vulnerary.

• Great prostration.

• Restlessness at night.

• Marked chilliness.

• Gastrointestinal disorders.  

Polyporus pinicola (= Fomitopsis pinicola) [Polyp-p.]

• Saprophytic or wound invader.

• Pioneer invader.

• Grows at the base of trees or trunks.

• Tonic properties.

• Narcotic properties; gives a real ‘kick’.

• Styptic.

• Joint problems.

Psilocybe caerulescens [Psil.]

• Saprophytic.

• Landslide mushroom.

• Grows in clumps, ‘families’.

• Altered time and space sense.

• Alteration of body image.

• Omnipresent and omnipotent.

• Red and green colours.

• Crossing of the senses.

• Sense of impending doom.  

• Increased body temperature.

Psilocybe semilanceata [Psil-s.]

• Saprophytic.

• God and Devil; conflicting parts of the psyche.

• World unfolding between the extremes of frightening and enlightening.

• Dysphoria - euphoria.

• Altered time and space sense.

• Nature awareness; tree hugging.

• Immoderate laughing; indifferent to reprimands.

• Coldness and numbness.  

Pycnoporus sanguineus [Pycnop-sa.]

• Saprophytic wood decay fungus.

• Shades of bright orange and red.

• Relatively rich in natrium and ferrum.

• Sore, ulcers, thrush; eczema.  

• Rheumatic disorders.

• Sharp pains.

• Easily annoyed. Disorder annoys. Annoying itchiness.

Rhizopus niger (= Rhizopus nigricans) [Rhiz.]

• Black bread mould.

• Thrives in damp places.

• Fast growth; tendency to overgrow and inhibit other fungi.

• Transforms sterols.

• Manganese.

• Allergen [hay fever and hay asthma].  

Ringworm [Ringw.]

• Miasm between Psora and Sycosis.

• Periods of hope - trying to do something - alternating with periods of giving up.

• Consolation <.

• Aversion to coffee.

Russula foetens [Russ.]

• Saprophytic.

• Heavy empyreumatic odour.

• White flesh turns brown on exposure to air.

• Odour absent in very dry weather.

• Choleraic symptoms.

• Coldness and cyanosis.

• Attack followed by painful furuncles.

Saccharomyces apiculata (= Kloeckera apiculata) [Sacmy-a.]

• Yeast. Wild yeast.

• Fermentation starter.

• Dies at ethanol levels of 4% to 5%.

• Fruity flavour.

• Destroyed by sulphur dioxide.

• Can break down proteins.

Saccharomyces carlsbergensis (see Cerevisia lager)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (see Torula cerevisiae)

Scleroderma citrinus [Sclero-c.]      

• Thick, leathery, single-layered skin with large, scaly warts.

• Mutualistic [symbiotic].

• Deep sleep followed by restlessness.

• Tingling / numbness, descending.

• Stiffness.

Secale cornutum (= Claviceps purpurea) [Sec.]

• Parasitic on grasses, mainly rye.

• Replaces ovaria of host.

• Requires coldness in order to germinate.

• Copper deficiency.

• Holy or hellish visionary / convulsionary.

• Cardiovascular and/or neurological effects.

• Demeter.

• Bastard.

• Perils of procreation.  

Sporobolomyces roseus [Sporob-r.]

• Rose-coloured yeast.

• Mirror yeast.

• Bad-weather fungus.

• Releases large amounts of spores in late summer and during sultry nights.

• Allergen.

Sporobolomyces salmonicolor [Sporob-s.]

• Salmon-coloured yeast.

• Mirror yeast.

• Allergen.

Sporothrix schenckii [Sporot.]            

• Dimorphic fungus - either a saprophytic mould or a yeast-like pathogen.

• Causative agent of sporotrichosis, a generally indolent infection more frequently occurring in males.

• Wound invader through puncture wounds.

• Rose grower’s disease.

• Chancre-like skin lesions with nodular lymphangitis.

• Systemic form involves the bones and joints, the lungs, and the meninges.

• Syphilitic miasm.

• Warm compresses >.  

Stachybotrys chartarum [Stachy-c.]

• Black mould.

• High moisture requirement; low nitrogen requirement.

• Cellulose.

• Haemorrhages.

• Irritation of mucous membranes and skin.

Sticta (= Lobaria pulmonaria) [Stict.]

• Foliose lichen.

• Prefers areas of strong coastal influences or areas along streams.

• Dryness.

• Flowing; water.

• Flying; floating.

• Housemaid’s knee; domestic slave.

Torula cerevisiae (= Saccharomyces cerevisiae) [Tor.]

• Brewer’s or Baker’s yeast.

• Rich in B vitamins and minerals.  

• One of the oldest domesticated organisms.

• Workaholic.

• Regeneration versus conservation of tradition.

• Effervescence versus daily bread.

• Digestive problems. Food allergies.

• Boils, carbuncles, suppuration.

Trametes versicolor [Tram-v.]

• Prolific, saprophytic wood decay fungus.

• Rainbow colours in exposed situations; more uniformly coloured in sheltered situations.

• Favours damp, shady places.

• Zonates its territory within the wood.

• Ringworm.

• Tumours.

• Darkening of the fingernails.  

Tremella fuciformis [Trem-f.]

• Gelatinous, dimorphic fungus parasitizing on or associating with other fungi.

• Prefers damp areas; shrinks when dry, swells up when wet.

• Snow White or wolf in sheep’s clothing.

• Bronchial and asthmatic problems.

• Hypoglycemia.

• Radiation injury from radio- and chemotherapy.

Trichophyton genus

• Keratinophilic filamentous moulds.

• Dermatophytes on man and animals.

• Rare example of fungi that are highly contagious.

• Confined to outer skin layers; rarely invade living tissues.

• Causative agents of tinea [ringworm].

• Exclusion from social contacts.

• Tuberculinic miasm.

Trichophyton depressum (= T. mentagrophytes) [Trichoph-d.]

• Anthropophilic and zoophilic.

• Cats, and to a lesser degree dogs, may be for people a source of infection with this organism.

• Moderate growth rate.

• Tinea capitis, corporis, cruris, barbae, pedis.

• Perforates hair.

• Abscesses accompanied by regional glandular swellings and fever.

Trichophyton persearum (= T. persicolor) [Trichoph-p.]

• Zoophilic.

• Invades skin, not hair.

• Rapid growth rate.

Trichophyton rubrum [Trichoph-r.]

• Anthropophilic.

• Slow to moderately rapid growth rate.  

• Tinea corporis, cruris, pedis, unguim.

Trichophyton tonsurans [Trichoph-t.]

• Anthropophilic.

• Tinea capitis, corporis, unguim.

• Perforates hair.

• Slow growth rate.

• Growth enhanced by vitamin B1 [thiamine].

• Produces urease.

• Abscesses accompanied by regional glandular swellings and fever.

Tuber melanosporum [Tuber-m.]

• Symbiotic.

• Adapted to underground lifestyle; no dependency on light.

• Favours low temperatures.

• Distinctive odour and flavour.

• Benefits from shock treatment.

• Daughters of change.

• Male-type pheromones.

• Concealed deceit or hidden divine revelation.  

Usnea barbata [Usn.]

• Fruticose lichen.

• Bacteriostatic.  

• Protects against UV light.

• Sunstroke; sun <.

Ustilago maydis [Ust.]

• Dimorphic fungus: yeast state and filamentous state.

• Invades young host tissue, causing hypertrophy and uncontrolled cell division [hyperplasia].

• Forms large, tumourlike, black galls.

• Incidence higher in soils high in nitrogen.

• Mutation common.

• Styptic.

• Burning. Bursting.

• Predilection for skin, circulation, and sexual organs.  



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