26 Jun 2022

Syncephalastrum racemosum

A very rapidly-growing fungus that produces a light to dark gray colony within three days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution and is mainly found in dung and soil in tropical and subtropical regions. It has been isolated from air, soil rich in organic matter, caves, salt marshes, salt water, mangrove swamps, polluted and stagnant fresh water, plants and rotting plant remains, dead adult bees, honeycombs, and cotton fabric. Rarely, it can be an opportunistic human pathogen.