26 Jun 2022

Penicillium italicum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a gray-green colony with a pale gray to yellow-brown reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It produces a sweet perfume odor. It is found worldwide with the majority of isolates from warmer climates. It has been isolated from soil, plants, fresh water, salt marshes, caves, citrus fruits and fruit juices. It is responsible for Ablue rot@ of citrus. There have not been any reports of human infections.