A yeast that reproduce by production of a basidiospore on a sterigma (a supporting structure for the basidiospore). Colonies are white and pasty with a dry granular surface. It has worldwide distribution and is common. It has been isolated from air, soil, plants, marine and plant life in sea water (especially near Florida and the Bahamas). It has been isolated from a variety of clinical specimens but appears not to be pathogenic for man and may be part of the normal fungal flora of certain individuals.