26 Jun 2022

Scopulariopsis brevicaulis

A moderately slow-growing fungus that produces a white, buff, or grayish colony with a honey-colored reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution and is very common. It has been isolated from soil, desert soils, plants, grasses, compost, insects, and bird feathers. Rarely, it can be an opportunistic human pathogen causing fungal infections of the skin and nails, and is associated with Type III (Immune Complex-Induced Disease) allergy.