26 Jun 2022

Trichothecium roseum

A very rapidly-growing fungus that produces a pinkish colony within ten days, when incubated at 25C (77F). It has worldwide distribution but is common. It is very commonly isolated from air, decaying plant material, compost, sewage sludge, dunes, salt marshes, flour-based foodstuffs, bird feathers, water, frescoes of a monastery, and rarely from soil. There have not been any reports of human infections.