26 Jun 2022

Phoma eupyrena

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a dark green colony later becoming black with a black reverse, within five days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution and has been isolated from soil, sandy soil, activated sludge, plants, and wood. Rarely, it can be an opportunistic human pathogen causing infections of the hands, feet, ear and nose (phaeohydromycosis), allergenic reactions and a hypersensitivity pneumonitis known as shower curtain disease.