26 Jun 2022

Penicillium verrucosum variety cyclopium

A slow-growing fungus that produces a blue-green colony with an uncolored, yellow, orange or brown reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is one of the widely distributed species of the genus Penicillium. It has been isolated from soil, desert soil, sand dunes, seawater, polluted water, caves, estuarine sediments, plants, garden composts, gerbils, rabbit and goat dung, flour-based foodstuffs, fermented foods, fruits and fruit juices. There have not been any reports of human infections.