26 Jun 2022

Penicillium janthinellum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a pale gray to greenish-gray colony with a bright yellowish- green or red reverse, within ten days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is found worldwide and is one of the most common isolates. It has been isolated from soil, plants, mangrove swamps, polluted water, caves, wooden furniture, bird feathers, and on food products. There have not been any reports of human infections.