26 Jun 2022

Fusarium oxysporum

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a white or peach or violet to purple tinged colony within four days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It may produce a lilac odor. It is found worldwide and is commonly isolated from plants, soil, caves, salt marshes, mangrove mud, insects, bird feathers, water, wooden furniture, and wood pulp. It can be an opportunistic human pathogen.