26 Jun 2022

Penicillium atrovenetum

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a bright bluish-green colony with an intense yellowish-brown reverse, within five days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It produces an intense yellowish-brown diffusible pigment. It is a common fungus isolated in soil samples from Europe. It is rarely isolated in soil samples from the United States. There have not been any reports of human infections.