26 Jun 2022

Penicillium granulatum

A moderately slow-growing fungus that produces a blue-green colony with a yellow to orange-brown reverse, within seven days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It produces an aromatic fruity odor. While it has a worldwide distribution, it is one of the rarer species isolated. It has been isolated from soil, caves, plants, honeycombs, and caterpillars. There have not been any reports of human infections.