26 Jun 2022

Penicillium digitatum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a greenish-brown colony with an uncolored or dull tan reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It produces an odor of decaying citrus fruits. It is a common fungus isolated worldwide from soil, swamps, water, composted municipal waste, plants, citrus fruits, and fruit juices. There have not been any reports of human infections.