26 Jun 2022

Scopulariopsis species

A moderately slow-growing fungus that produces a white, buff, brown or black colony with a buff or 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 an opportunistic human pathogen causing fungal infections of the skin and nails, and is associated with Type III (Immune Complex-Induced Disease) allergy.