26 Jun 2022

Penicillium thomii

A slow-growing fungus that produces a dark green colony with a pale yellow to pinkish-brown reverse, within twelve days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution but is more widely distributed in temperate climates than in tropical climates. It has been isolated from soil, desert soils, sand dunes, swamps, caves, plants, seawater, polluted water, sewage, bird feathers, caterpillars, fruits, and fruit juices. There have not been any reports of human infections.