26 Jun 2022

Torula herbarum

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a dark brown colony within ten days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It has worldwide distribution but is very common in temperate climates. It can be isolated from air, soil, decaying plants, wood, fresh water, sea water, bird nesting materials, and nuts. There have not been any reports of human infections, however, it can cause allergic disease.