26 Jun 2022

Penicillium variabile

A slow-growing fungus that produces a yellow colony with a yellow to orange or greenish-brown reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is widely distributed in the world and has been isolated from soil, desert soils, sand dunes, mangrove swamps, caves, plants, seawater, polluted water, sewage, rabbit dung, paper, optical lenses, and fruit juices. There have not been any reports of human infections.