26 Jun 2022

Paecilomyces lilacinus

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a vinaceous colony with an uncolored or vinaceous reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is commonly found worldwide, but it is more common in the warmer regions. It can be isolated from soil, swamps, dunes, plants, composite, animal dung, wood pulp and paper, insects, and bird feathers. Rarely, it can be an opportunistic human pathogen causing eye infections, wood trimmers disease, humidifier associated illnesses, and allergic disease.