Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Ascomycetes >>  Order: Eurotiales 
 BCRC Number 32429      
 Scientific Name: Eurotium herbariorum

Eurotium herbariorum (Wiggers: Fr.) Link, Mag. Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berlin 3: 31. 1809.

Anamorph: Aspergillus glaucus Link, Mag. Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berlin 3: 16. 1809.

 Description: Colony diameters on Czapek’s Agar with 20% added sucrose 5.4-6.0 cm in 2 weeks at 25°C, somewhat floccose; mycelium yellow, light orange-yellow, orange rufous, Sanford’s brown to liver brown (R., Plate II, XIV); cleistothecia abundant, yellow to orange-yellow; soluble pigment pale sudan brown to sudan brown or raw umber (R., Plate III); reverse colorless, dull yellow, raw sienna to argus brown (R., Plate III); conidial heads sparse, radiate to loosely columnar, deep greenish glaucous to American green, or gnaphalium green to slate-olive (R., Plate XLI, XLVII); stipes smooth, 70-1150 × 3.3-22.0 μm. Aspergilla uniseriate, vericles clavate or ellipsoidal, 10.0-38.0 μm in diameter; metulae occasionally septate, covering the entire surface of the vesicle, 6.7-10.0 × 4.8-5.8 μm; phialides 6.7-15.8 × 4.2-5.8 μm; conidia globose to ellipsoidal, thick-walled, spinose to spinulose, 4.7-8.3(9.4) μm in diameter. Cleistothecia globose to ellipsoidal 63-150 μm in diameter; asci globose to subglobose, 8-spored, 10.7-13.5 μm in diameter; ascospores lenticular, 4.1-7.5 × 3.6-5.2 μm, with pronounced furrow and 2 equatorial crests, with convex surfaces roughened. Colony diameters on M40Y 6.8-7.5 cm in 2 weeks at 25°C, floccose; mycelium yellow, Bra-zil red, (R., Plate I); light orange-yellow to deep chrome (R., Plate III) cleistothecia very abundant; conidial heads radiate, light hellebore green to light elm green (R., Plate XVII); reverse capucine yellow to Sanford’s brown or mahogany red (R., Plate III, II); soluble pigment brown.

Taiwan, Taipei City, rare species from stored soybean seeds, 1 Aug 1988 (BCRC 32429).

 Habitat: from stored soybean seeds.

Taiwan, USA, Kazakhstan.


Tzean, SS et al., 1990.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: Colony growth more vigorous particularly on M40Y; ascospores lenticular, with pronounced furrow, two equatorial crests and with walls of convex surfaces roughened.