26 Jun 2022

Penicillium waksmanii

A slow-growing fungus that produces a pale blue-green colony with a pale pinkish reverse, within ten days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution and has been isolated from soil, desert soils, sandy soil, plants, seawater, flour-based foodstuffs, fermented foods, bird feathers, fruits, and fruit juices. There have not been any reports of human infections.