26 Jun 2022

Talaromyces emersonii (Anamorph: Penicillium emersonii)

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a colony with a pale brown center within seven days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). Ascomata are produced in a yellow to reddish brown layer. Ascospores are smooth walled, thick walled, and yellow. It has worldwide distribution and is very common. It can be isolated from air, soil, mangrove swamps, leaf litter, wood chips, municipal waste, garden compost, sugar cane bagasse, grain and vegetable seeds, and pecans. There have not been any reports of human infections.