26 Jun 2022

Phialophora species

A slow growing fungus that produces an olivaceous-black colony within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution and has been isolated from soil, decaying wood, wood pulp, and plants. It is a plant pathogen but has been found to the cause of chromoblastomycosis, corneal ulcers, and subcutaneous granulomas in man.