27 Jun 2022

Chrysosporium merdarium

A moderately rapidly-growing fungus that produces a colony that is variable in color and texture, downy or granular, often with a broad, glabrous or waxy marginal zone, and a granular, intensely yellow center and a yellow to olivaceous reverse when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is found worldwide and has been isolated from animal dung, leather, soil and plant remains. There have not been any reports of human infections.