26 Jun 2022

Paecilomyces variotii

A rapidly-growing fungus that produce an olivaceous colony, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It produces a sweet aromatic odor. It is a common fungus found worldwide. 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 wood trimmers disease, humidifier associated illnesses, and allergic disease.