26 Jun 2022

Penicillium funiculosum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a yellow-green colony with a pink to deep red or orange-brown reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It produces an earthy, sometimes aromatic odor. It is a very common fungus isolated worldwide from air, soil, sand dunes, desert sand, sewage, mangrove swamps, polluted water, plants, bird feathers, bees, fruits, and optical lenses. There have not been any reports of human infections.