26 Jun 2022

Sporothrix species

A slow-growing fungus that produces a white, later greyish or black colony within seven to ten days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution and can be isolated from soil, plant litter, bark, wood, straw, and living plants. One species, Sporothrix schenckii, is the causal agent of sporotrichosis; a chronic subcutaneous lymphatic, rarely respiratory, fungal infection occurring in man and other mammals.